Chrononhotonthologos : The Most Tragical Tragedy that ever was Tragedized by any Company of Tragedians. (First American edition)


First American edition of an 18th-century play by British songwriter and poet Henry Carey (1687–1743). This copy stitched and untrimmed, in its as-issued state.

The play parodied popular operas and theatrical spectacles and was considered a political satire. The play endured, however—here being published over 70 years later in America. Carey’s use of clever word-play and nonsense verse in Chrononhotonthologos influenced the nonsense poet Edward Lear.(ODNB)


Description: Chrononhotonthologos : The Most Tragical Tragedy that ever was Tragedized by any Company of Tragedians. (First American edition)

New-York: Published by D. Longworth, At the Dramatic Repository, Shakespeare Gallery, 1808.12mo.  24 pages. Contemporary ownership inscription of Frank Spaulding on title page. Minor staining to outer margins of some leaves; very good.

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Price: $250.00

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