London: Printed for Bernard Lintott, . 4to (215 x 162 mm). Beautiful Cosway binding of brown crushed levant morocco, wide-spaced double-fillet border with gilt roll-tooled leaves surrounding a recessed frame of gilt-ruled rays, and a central frame of gilt roseate and lyre tools around the miniatures of Jane Shore on both covers, under beveled glass, gilt-stamped turn-ins, olive green watered-silk doublures and endleaves, edges gilt, by Rivière & Son, gilt-stamped in front doublure "Miniatures by C.B. Currie" and stamped "Bound by Rivière and Son from designs by J.H. Stonehouse", and gilt-lettered on board edges "Cosway Binding / Invented by J.H. Stonehouse"; brown cloth slipcase. Discreet repairs to front joint and top and bottom spine panels, three spine bands with areas of rubbing, generally very well preserved. Item #408461
First edition of this play, in an elegant Cosway binding designed by John Harrison Stonehouse (1864–1937), managing director of Sotheran’s who created the Cosway style between 1902 and 1903. A very fine example with two large portrait miniatures by Miss C. B. Currie, set into each cover. Nicholas Rowe (1674-1718) is primarily known for his tragedies, his edition of Shakespeare's plays (1609), and his translation of Lucan's Pharsalia.