Elfrida, a dramatic Poem. Written on the Model of the…

Elfrida, a dramatic Poem. Written on the Model of the antient Greek Tragedy... by MASON, William.

~ Elfrida, a dramatic Poem. Written on the Model of the antient Greek Tragedy... London, Printed for J. and P. Knapton... 1752.

4to (244 × 190 mm), pp. [2], xv, [1], 80; title printed in red and black; title spotted; recent marbled boards.

First edition, the only early one in quarto, printed by William Bowyer. There were about another ten editions before the end of the century. Boswell later called the play ‘exquisite, both in poetical description and moral sentiment.’ Gaskell 4.

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