Polly: An Opera. Being the Second Part of the Beggar's Opera.

By: Gay, Mr. [John] (1685-1732)

Price: NZ$487.50

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Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


[ii], vii, [1], 72 pages + 31 pages of engraved music. Early rebinding in half-calf and papered boards. Title leaf has been cropped and laid down, with the publisher's imprint lacking from the lower part of the leaf. Page dimensions: 232 x 184mm. A 2" split to leather at tail of front joint. 3/4" chips to leather at head and tail of spine. Boards rubbed. Corners of boards worn. Provenance: Early owner's signature: "Chs. Kirkpatrick Sharpe" [Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe (c. 1781-1851), of Hoddom Castle, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Kirkpatrick Sharpe was an antiquary, an artist, a Freemason, a friend of the poet Robert Burns, and a friend of Sir Walter Scott]. Later owner's inscription: "R. B. Willis from W. R. K. Bedford 1852". [Robert Bruce Willis (1826-1897), who emigrated to New Zealand in the 19th century, son of John Walpole Willis, a Supreme Court Judge in New South Wales, Australia; William Kirkpatrick Riland Bedford? (1826-1905).] ; 4to

Title: Polly: An Opera. Being the Second Part of the Beggar's Opera.

Author Name: Gay, Mr. [John] (1685-1732)

Categories: Category Available, test2, Maori,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: [London], [Printed for the Author]: [1729]

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 13652