She stoops to conquer :
or, the mistakes of a night. A comedy. As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden. Written by Doctor Goldsmith.
|Main Creator:||Goldsmith, Oliver, 1730?-1774.|
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London : printed for F. Newbery, in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1773.
The second impression, with the pagination corrected.
The preliminary leaves have been reset in part and include a half-title.
The epilogue by J. Craddock is printed after p.106 (sig.P2).
Todd's impression 2; p.8 is not numbered and the running title reads: 'She stoops to conquer:'.
Variant issue with p.8 numbered and the running title reads: 'She stoops to conquer: or,'.
An early issue of the first edition.
Several sheets of the first edition occur in various states; for detailed descriptions of the various issues, see: Iolo A. Williams. Seven 18th cent. bibliographies, p. 153-161; and, W.B. Todd's article "The first editions of the good natur'd man and She stoops to conquer" in Studies in Bibliography, v. 11 (1958) p. 138-142.
This issue agrees with Williams' analysis of the gatherings as: [A](2), B(2), K(1), L(4), M(3), N(1), O(1), P(1).
This issue agrees with Todd's 1cz.
Pages 65 and 73-106 misnumbered as 56 and 81-114.
Bound up at the end of this copy are a number of contemporary newspaper cuttings and advertisements referring to the first production of the play.
Physical description: ,106,p. ; 8vo
Citations/References: Roscoe, A197 (3)
Citations/References: William B. Todd, 'The first editions of The good natur'd man and She stoops to conquer'. Studies in Bibliography, 11(1958), 132-42
Citations/References: Williams, I.A. 18th cent. bib., p. 153-161
Citations/References: Scott, T. Goldsmith, p. 301-306
Citations/References: Roscoe, S. John Newbery, A197(2)
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