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Cover of book containing the novels, A Marriage in High Life by Lady Charlotte Bury and Evelina by Miss Burney.

Title page of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, with alterations and an additional scene by David Garrick, as performed at the Theatres-Royal in London and Dublin. 1768. From volume one of a two-volume collection of plays.

Inscriptio of ownership by Annie E. Burmester on the inside cover of book containing the novels, A Marriage in High Life by Lady Charlotte Bury, and Evelina by Miss Burney

Dedication and epigraph poem of Evelina by Miss Burney within a book containing A Marriage in High Life, by Lady Charlotte Bury, and Evelina, by Miss Burney

Marginalia by owner on page 260 of Evelina by Miss Burney within a book containing A Marriage in High Life, by Lady Charlotte Bury, and Evelina, by Miss Burney

Advertisement for lottery tickets sold by C. Jenkin. Bound at the end of one volume of Plays.

Advertisements for additional titles published and sold by C. Jenkin: A Political Survey of Great Britain and A Voyage Towards the North Pole. Bound at the end of one volume of Plays.

David Garrick's revision of the death scene in Romeo and Juliet. Veering from the original, Garrick's version has Juliet wake before Romeo's death, allowing the lovers a final farewell.

Title page of Harvest-Home: A Comic Opera in Two Acts as performed, with universal applause, at the Theatre-Royal in the Hay-Market

Benjamin Wilson's 1753 painting of David Garrick and George Anne Bellamy in "Romeo and Juliet", Act V, Scene iii, depicting Juliet awaking before Romeo's death

William Hogarth's 1745 painting of David Garrick as Richard III in Act V Scene III of Shakespeare's play. Before the Battle of Bosworth, Richard wakes haunted by the ghosts of those he has murdered.

First two pages of Garrick's version of Romeo and Juliet showing the list of dramatis personæ (Garrick and Susannah Cibber starred in this production) and the beginning of Act I Scene I.

Front cover and spine of Plays, with the spine showing evidence of rebacking

Title page of The Adventurers: A Farce in Two Acts 

Title page of The Dupe: A Comedy by Frances Chamberlain Sheridan. Published in 1764, this leaflet is the oldest of the plays in this collection

Title page of Love in the East: or, Adventures of Twelve Hours: A Comic Opera in Three Acts

Title page of The Maid of the Oaks: A New Dramatic Entertainment 

Title page of The Miser: A Comedy

Title page of The Regent: A Tragedy
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