The Good Natur'd Man: A Comedy. As Performed at the Theatre-Royal In Covent-Garden

London: W. Griffin, 1768. First edition. leather_bound. 76 pp. 8vo, (*3),B-L8,K6. "He worked on his `Good Natur'd Man' diligently at intervals during 1766, and in the following year it was completed. It's literary merits, as might be expected, were far above the average; it contained two original characters, the pessimist Croaker and the pretender Lofty; and, following the precedent of Fielding, it borrowed the material of one of the most effective scenes from those `absurdities of the vulgar' which it author held to be infinitely more diverting than so called high life." [see: CBEL Vol. X, p211]. First issue with one page Epilogue.ROTHSCHILD 1031. Owner inscription front cover paste-down, modest age-toning, backstrip joints rubbed. Late 19th century full brown calf. Very good. Item #12288

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