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Early American comedy.

Elbridge Colby

Early American comedy.

by Elbridge Colby

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Published by Folcroft Library Editions in [Folcroft, Pa.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • American drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism.,
    • American drama -- Revolutionary period, 1775-1783 -- History and criticism.,
    • American drama -- 19th century -- History and criticism.,
    • United States -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.,
    • United States -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Reprint of the 1919 ed. published by the New York Public Library, New York.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS336.C7 C6 1974
      The Physical Object
      Pagination11 p.
      Number of Pages11
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5045365M
      ISBN 100841435979
      LC Control Number74005461
      OCLC/WorldCa866655

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