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The Tragedy of Tragedies; Or, the Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great: As It Was Acted at the Theatre in the Hay-Market

With the annotations of H. Scriblerus Secundus
Edinburgh : Printed for James Reid, bookseller in Leith, 1770.
The sixth edition
Variant Title
Tom Thumb
Tragedy of tragedies
Life and death of Tom Thumb the Great
[x], 11-55 p. 17 cm.
  • First published under title: Tom Thumb, a tragedy.
  • "The first edition of Fielding's Tom Thumb with a Scottish imprint, based on his revised 1730 edition ... and referring to the performances of the play in the past tense, which first occurred on the title-page of the London 1765 'fifth edition.' See Ximenes Occasional List 92, The works of Henry Fielding, number 38." -- Bookseller's description.
  • The ESTC record (T210846) for the sixth edition records the title "As it is acted at the theatre ... " and gives the pagination as 54 p.
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SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: 20th century marbled boards with leather backstrip and corners. Martin C. & Ruthe R. Battestin Library Fund, 2012/2013.
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