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1890. A Drama in Five Acts in a Mixed Manner. London: Edward Bumpus, 1890. Original grey wrappers printed in black. First Edition of this play in verse form, issued as "No. iii" in Bumpus's series of Bridges's plays. This copy is in wrappers, with all edges untrimmed (Colbeck cites a copy in boards with vellum spine). Near-fine condition. Colbeck p. 84.
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