London: John Russell Smith, 1857. Edited by William Hazlitt. First Edition. Library of Old Authors series. John Webster [c. 1580- c. 1632), was an English dramatist whose The White Devil (c. 1609–c. 1612) and The Duchess of Malfi (c. 1612/13, published 1623) are generally regarded as the paramount 17th-century English tragedies apart from those of Shakespeare. Little is known of Webster’s life. He was probably a coachmaker and possibly an actor. Apart from his two major plays and The Devils Law-Case (c. 1620; published 1623), his dramatic work consists of collaborations (not all extant) with leading writers. Four Volumes. 12mos., embossed brown cloth with gilt-worked spines. Item #56479
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