FIELDING'S SECOND PLAY
FIELDING, Henry. THE TEMPLE BEAU. A Comedy. As it is acted at the Theatre in Goodman's-Fields. London: Printed for J. Watts, 1730. First edition of Fielding's second play and third book. Octavo. [ ]2,B-F8,G2. 19.5 x 12 cm. ,80, pp. The final four unnumbered pages are comprised of the epilogue , two songs [2-3], and a publisher's advertisement dated Feb. 2, 1729 . This copy is one printed on ordinary paper without a watermark, and with a price following the imprint. (There is a variant printed on fine watermarked paper without a price following the imprint.) Text is clean but for occasional light age spotting. Handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf in light brown calf with a dark brown morocco label on spine, gilt triple rule frames on side, gilt inner dentelles with marbled endpapers. Near fine. (Cross III, p. 290; ESTC T49927).