Sir Courtly Nice: or, It cannot be. A comedy as it is acted by Her Majesty's Servants. Written by Mr. Crown. John CROWNE.

Sir Courtly Nice: or, It cannot be…
Sir Courtly Nice: or, It cannot be. A comedy as it is acted by Her Majesty's Servants. Written by Mr. Crown.

London: B. Tooke and G. Strahan, 1703.

Quarto; title page thumbed; polished half calf by Sangorski and Sutcliff.

Early edition of John Crown's best play.

Early edition of John Crown's best play.

Based on the Spanish play No Puedesser, and written at the command of Charles II, Sir Courtly Nice was first performed (and published) in 1685. It was the most popular of Crown's plays, and 'held the stage for upwards of a century' (DNB). No wonder, when the protagonist is described as 'A Fop, overcurious in his Diet and Dress: In love with Leonora'.

Condition Report: Some browning throughout, seven leaves chipped at top margin.

Price (AUD): $350.00

US$259.70   Other currencies

Ref: #2408107

Condition Report