(English Restoration Plays) The Libertine: A Tragedy. By Thos. Shadwell. With, The Tender Husband. By [Richard] Steele. [1705].

(English Restoration Plays)  The Libertine: A Tragedy.  As it is now Acted By Her Majesty's Servants.  By Thos. Shadwell.  London: Printed for H. H. and Sold by R. Wellington, 1705.  8vo.  (viii), 58pp.  With, The Tender Husband; or, The Accomplished Fools, A Comedy. As it is now Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane.  By Her Majesty's Servants.  Written by Mr. [Richard] Steele. London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1705.  Prologue by Joseph Addison.  8vo.  (xii), 62pp., plus 1 page ad at rear.  Printed on paper with rag content but with the usual browning; the Shadwell play has first two leaves loose, the Steele play is intact.  Neither have covers, ready for binding.  Condition generally Good.  Both known as wits of their time: Shadwell was also Poet-Laureat; Steele with his friend Addison, published The Tatler and The Spectator.  Both authors were associated with English Coffeehouses, where gentlemen met to discuss politics, share lively conversations, and often conducted their business.