The father, or, American Shandy-ism : a comedy, as performed at the New-York Theatre by the Old American Company, written in the year 1788.

Author
Dunlap, William, 1766-1839 [Browse]
Uniform title
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New-York : Printed by Hodge, Allen & Campbell, 1789.
Description
56, [2] p. ; 22 cm. (8vo)

Details

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Contained in
19th-century playbooks collection, 1794-1946 (bulk 1800-1920)
Notes
  • Published originally in Massachusetts magazine, 1789; an altered version was published in 1807 as The father of an only child.
  • Signatures: [A]² B-G⁴ H² chi1.
  • Princeton copy 1 ThX copy 1 has the autograph signatures of [I.?] [G.?] Bailey, the inscriptions of the Boston Museum (one of which is dated 1843), ms. additions to the cast list, a laid in note stating that this copy is "from the collection of William Seymour" and the ink stamp of the William Seymour Theatre Collection.
  • Princeton copy 2 ThX copy 2 has the autograph signatures of [J.?] Harper--possibly one of the Harper's whose name appears in the printed cast list--the inscriptions of the Boston Museum and the ink stamp of the William Seymour Theatre Collection.
  • Includes cast list.
  • Princeton copy 1 ThX copy 1 imperfect: p. [1]-[2] end (containing the Epilogue) wanting.
  • Princeton copy 2 ThX copy 2 imperfect: all before p. 5 and after p. 56 wanting; badly cropped, leading to some loss of text at the foot of a number of leaves.
References
  • Evans 21805
  • ESTC W23221
Other title(s)
  • Father
  • American Shandy-ism
In
19th-century Playbooks Collection
LCCN
07026294
OCLC
17310091
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