The rehearsal: with a key, or critical view of the authors, and their writings, exposed in this play...The seventeenth edition. As acted at the Theatres Royal , with the new occasional prologue, written by Paul Whitehead...on opening Covent Garden Theatre, September the 14th, 1767

London: T. Waller [and 4 others], 1768. 12mo, pp. 81, [3]; original blue stiched wrappers (some soiling), edges worn, 1/2-inch tear to spine head; interior very good, untrimmed. 3 pp. of publisher's advertisements bound in rear. The first appearance of Whitehead's prologue accompanying Buckingham's 1671 attack on John Dryden and others. Samuel Butler, Thomas Sprat, and Martin Clifford are thought to have assisted Buckingham. See NCBEL II, pp. 575 and 758. Item #42435

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