Wit and Mirth or Pills to Purge Melancholy
6 volumes bound in three. xii.360pp. 348pp. 352pp. 352pp. 352pp. 374pp. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Tiny white stain to boards. Frontispiece in vol.I. "The successive volumes of Wit and Mirth: Or Pills to Purge Melancholy, - D'Urfey's Pills, as they are commonly called, - edited originally (1698-1706) by Henry Playford, and in a final six-volume edition (1719-1720) by Thomas D'Urfey, occupy a unique position in the history of English songs and vocal music". A wonderful facsimile reprint of the 1876 edition. Also includes poems and an alphabetical table. In very good condition.
Book ID: 12675