London: Printed for G. and W. Nicol; F.C. and J. Rivington; Cadell and Davies ... [and 10 others] by W. Bulmer and Co., 1816. First Edition Thus. Complete in 9 volumes. 8vo. Frontispiece portrait in Volume I. Includes bibliographical references and index. Beautifully bound by F. Bedford in contemporary full tan calf with black leather spine labels; elaborate gilt decoration on spines; all edges gilt; gilt lettering & ruling; gilt dentelles; marbled endpapers. Engraved bookplate for James John Falconer in each volume. Minor wear; light scuffing to spines; else a near fine set. Item #20408
Benjamin Jonson (1572 – c. - 1637 was an English playwright and poet, whose artistry exerted a lasting influence upon English poetry and stage comedy; he popularised the comedy of humours. He is best known for the satirical plays Every Man in His Humour (1598), Volpone, or The Fox (c. 1606), The Alchemist (1610) and Bartholomew Fair (1614) and for his lyric and epigrammatic poetry. "He is generally regarded as the second most important English dramatist, after William Shakespeare, during the reign of James I." - wiki.