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WANDERING PATENTEE;

OR, A HISTORY OF

THE YORKSHIRE THEATRES,

FROM 1770 TO THE PRESENT TIME:

Interspersed with ANECDOTES respecting

MOST OF THE PERFORMERS

IN THE THREE KINGDOMS, FROM 1765 to 1795.

BY TATE WILKINSON.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

To which are added, never published, THE DIVERSIONS OF THE MORNING, AND FOOTE'S TRIAL

FOR A LIBEL ON PETER PARAGRAPH.

Written by the late SAMUEL FOOTE, Esq.

« Smith. SO YOU WRITE ON, MR. BAYES? “ Bayes. AY-AND SO LONG AS I KNOW ALL MY THINGS ARE GOOD, WHAT DO I CARE WHAT PEOPLE SAY. AND W IT SHALL PIT, BOX, AND GALLERY IT, ’EGAD, WITH ANY BOOK IN CHRISTENDOM."

Duke of Buckingham's Rebearsai.

VOL. I.

YORK:
PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR,

BY WILSON, SPENCE, AND MAWMAN:
SOLD BY G. G & J. ROBINSON, PATERNOSTERROW; T. EGERTOK,
WHITEHALL; AND I DEIGHTON, HOLBORN, LONDON ;

And by all the Booksellers in the city and county of York.

Anno 1795.

This facsimile of the 1795 edition is reproduced
from a copy in Cambridge University Library

by permission of the Syndics

ISBN

o 85967 123 2

Printed and published by The Scolar Press Limited,
822.9 39 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3PH

and Ilkley, Yorkshire
W 69 w

1973
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By publishing facsimiles of books and manuscripts whose originals are generally difficult of access and often in fragile condition, the Scolar Press has made freely available accurate and attractive working copies of a wide range of literature in its primary form.

The Scolar list is particularly rich in historic English drama. The Elizabethan & Jacobean Drama series comprises thirty-nine texts which embrace both major and lesser writers and provides a convenient selection of the best texts and variants of representative plays until the closing of the theatres in 1642

Restoration and Eighteenth Century Drama consists of twenty-nine plays which extend in time from D'Avenant to Sheridan and which range over the full dramatic gamut of comedy, tragedy, history and their various permutations.

Great care is taken, as is demonstrated by this edition of The Wandering Patentee, to ensure that Scolar Press books are accurate facsimiles and not mere reprints. They are for the most part sold at prices which make them available to individuals as well as providing a valuable and inexpensive resource for libraries.

Descriptive lists of these and other Scolar series are available from The Sales Department, The Scolar Press, 39 Great Russell Street, London WCIB 3PH, or Main Street, Menston, Ilkley, Yorkshire, England.

Although this facsimile reprint of the first and
only edition of The Wandering Patentee will
supply a long-felt need for the theatre scholar in
providing access to a now rare book, it does, like
the original, suffer from the lack of an index or
adequate guide to the contents of its pages.

In association with the publication of the

reprint, the Society for Theatre Research has

produced

AN INDEX TO THE WANDERING

PATENTEE

By C. Beecher Hogan

8vo. 64 pages

£1 (postage included)
This Index, detailed and fully cross-referenced,
discloses the rich store of information contained in
the book and will be found of the greatest value
in its use and study.
Copies may be ordered from The Society for
Theatre Research.

ORDER FORM

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