Eight novels employed by English dramatic poets of the reign of Queen Elizabeth. Originally published by Barnaby Riche in the year 1581, and reprinted from a copy of that date in the Bodleian library.
|Main Author:||Rich, Barnabe, 1540?-1617.|
|Other Authors:||Collier, John Payne, 1789-1883.|
London, Printed for the Shakespeare society, 1846.
English fiction > Early modern, 1500-1700.
Several of the tales are from Italian sources. The "Conclusion" contains a ninth story, Belthaser, similar to Machiavelli's Marriage of Belphegor.
Edited by John Payne Collier.
With reproduction of original t.-p.: Riche his Farewell to militarie profession: conteining verie pleasaunt discourses fit for a peaceable tyme, Gathered together ... by Barnabe Riche ... Imprinted at London, by Robart Walley, 1581.
Vol. IX, no. 1, in the L. C. set, with general t.-p.: Early prose and poetical tracts ... vol. I. 1853.
xvi, 224 p.
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