London: G. and W. Nicol, et al. 1813.
Royal Octavo. Three Quarters Leather. Second Edition. The advertisement for the Third Edition of Massinger’s Plays has these encouraging words for the prospective purchaser: “In Lowndes’ Bibliographer’s Manual, it is stated, speaking of ‘Gifford’s’ edition, that a more perfect edition of an old Poet than this has never been issued from the press.”~~The large paper edition of Massinger’s plays in lovely bindings by Morrell of London. The bindings are in speckled calf over tan polished linen, with gilt double rules at the edges; The flat spines have red morocco richly gilt number labels; rules in a greek key design; gilt decorations, and brown morocco title labels; marbled endpapers and all edges gilt. The joints are tender. A most handsome set.