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The companion to the play-house ;
or, An historical account of all the dramatic writers (and their works) that have appeared in Great Britain and Ireland, from the commencement of our theatrical exhibitions, down to the present year 1764. Composed in the form of a dictionary.
|Main Creator:||Baker, David Erskine, 1730-1767, author.|
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London : T. Becket and P.A. Dehondt, 1764.
Caption title: The play-house dictionary.
A second edition (1782) and a third (1812) were issued under title: Biographia dramatica.
Title-page quotes contents: "Vol. I contains, a critical and historical account of every tragedy, comedy, farce, &c., in the English language. The respective merrits of each piece; and of the actors who performed the principal characters ... Vol. II. contains, the lives and productions of every dramatic writer for the English or Irish theatres ... also the lives of our most celebrated actors."
Library has only vol. I, vol. II wanting.
Errata at end of text:  p., vol 1.
Physical description: 2 volumes ; 18 cm
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LO 12775: From the Collection of Joseph Holloway,
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|LO 12775/1||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Librarian's Office||vol. I|