The Drummer: or, the Haunted-House - a comedy. ADDISON Mr, Joseph Addison.
The Drummer: or, the Haunted-House - a comedy.

The Drummer: or, the Haunted-House - a comedy.

London: J. & R. Tonson, 1765. Reprint. Hardcover. Small octavo (7" x 4"). 72pp. Recent half brown cloth with marbled paper boards & paper title label on front board; new endpapers. B/w frontis. Title page in red and black. An attractive early edition of this well-known comedic play by Joseph Addison (1672 – 1719), the English essayist, poet, playwright, and co-founder of The Spectator magazine. The plot of the play is said to have been based in part upon the story of the Drummer of Tedworth, a series of supposedly supernatural occurences variously ascribed to poltergeists or witchcraft, that were described at length by Joseph Glanvill in his "Saducismus Triumphatus." Addison's play was first performed and published in 1716, and was reprinted a number of times throughout the early and mid eighteenth century. Page edges browned, tiny pen annotation at top-corner of page 12, slight foxing to a few pages, else a solid, complete VG copy. Item #49188

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