Henry. By the Author of “Arundel”. In Two Volumes.
First Irish Edition. Dublin, Printed for P.Wogan, P. Byrne, W.Jones etc., 1795. Small Octavo (12 cm x 17 cm). IX, 440, VIII, 411 pages. Hardcover / Modern half-leather, bound to style of the 18th-century with spine-labels. Housed in a bespoke Solander Box. Excellent condition. From the library of Richard Meade (Ballymartle), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown of Volume Two. Name of Richard Meade to both titlepages.
Richard Cumberland (19 February 1731/2 – 7 May 1811) was an English dramatist and civil servant. In 1771 his hit play The West Indian was first staged. During the American War of Independence he acted as a secret negotiator with Spain in an effort to secure a peace agreement between the two nations. He also edited a short-lived critical journal called The London Review (1809). His plays are often remembered for their sympathetic depiction of characters generally considered to be on the margins of society. (Wikipedia)