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Roister Doister

Written, probably also represented, before 1553. Carefully edited from the unique copy, now at Eton College

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Author: Nicholas Udall
Published: 1553
Language: English
Wordcount: 29,262 / 92 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,356
Added to site: 2007.05.08 16834
Genres: Drama, Humor

ev. T. Briggs, an old Etonian, in 1818, became the possessor of the now famous unique copy: which he presented to the Library of Eton College, in December of that year.

1. [?1566.] Lond. 1 vol. 4to.

? First edition of a revised text. The copy, now at Eton College, consists of 33 folios. The title-page is wanting.

2. 1818. Lond. 1 vol. 8vo.

'Ralph Royster Doyster, A Comedy. London. Reprinted in the year 1818.' [Ed. and privately printed by Rev. T. Briggs. 30 copies only struck off. The printer was James Compton, Middle St., Cloth Fair, London.] At the beginning is the following Advertisement:--

'It appears from the Biographia Dramatica, that a Play called Rauf Ruster Duster was entered on the books of the Stationers' Company in the year 1566, but that it was supposed never to have been printed: this, however, is now proved to be a mistake, a copy having been found contained in a collection of plays which was lately upon sale in London. It is true th



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