Title: Damon and Pithias.
Publisher: AMS Press, New York, NY
Publication Date: 1970
Edition: Reprint Edition.
Very Good+: shows very light wear to extremities. Binding square and secure; text clean. Remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, but is an EX-LIBRARY. 8vo. Unpaginated. Reprint Edition. Library-Bound cloth over boards. Shows Library of congress designation at backstrip. Front free endpaper removed. Tudor Facsimile Texts, Volume 45. Reprint Edition. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'. Richard Edwardes (25 March 1525 – 31 October 1566) was an English poet and playwright; he was made a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, and was master of the singing boys. He was known for his comedies and interludes. He was also rumoured to be an illegitimate son of Henry VIII. Richard Edwards / Edwardes mother was Agnes Beaupenny Blewitt Edwards. Agnes was a young lady in the in the Ditcheat Manorhouse where Henry VIII visited. Henry VIII was the King of England and a very powerful King. No one said anything when he spent time alone with the young maiden. He never admitted his affair publicly. Richard Edwards was educated at the same places only royal children were educated. He was given audience by his half sister Queen Elizabeth I. The most obvious evidence that Henry VIII was Richard's father is a genetic disorder known as Huntington's which probably came down through Henry VIII through his ancestor Bernabò Visconti. The descendants of Richard have the disease. A careful analysis of his descendants genes would prove the relationship. In 1566, Edwardes' Palamon and Arcite was performed before Elizabeth I at Oxford when the stage fell — three people died and five were injured as a result. Despite the tragic accident, the show continued to play that night. Damon and Pythias (written in 1564, published in 1571), a comedy, is his only extant play. Ten of Edwardes' poems appear in the first edition of the Paradise of Dainty Devices, though publisher Henry Disle says the poems are "written for the most part by M. [Master] Edwards." Edwardes possibly compiled the manuscript on which the Paradise of Dainty Devices is based. Bookseller Inventory # 32722
Synopsis: Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
Product Description: "Damon and Pithias" (or Pythias) is the only surviving play by Richard Edwards. It is based on the Greek legend of the same name exemplifying true friendship and loyalty.
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