The Alchymist. A Comedy. As altered from Ben Jonson. Distinguishing also the variations of the theatre, as performed ay the Theatre-Royal in Drury Lane. Regulated from the prompt-book, by permission of the managers, by Mr. Hopkins, Prompter.

  • Jonson, Ben
  • London: Printed for John Bell 1777


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12mo, pp. 92, [4] + engraved frontispiece. Modern plain black suede. Somewhat toned, some small dampmarks.


A reprint of the adapted script for Jonson's Alchemist, with the frontispiece featuring David Garrick as Abel Drugger, a role that helped launch his career. Garrick had retired from the stage in 1766, but stayed on to manage the theatre until 1776, returning to the stage that year for a series of farewell performances.

Location & Opening Times

3a & 4a Haddington Place, Edinburgh, EH7 4AE

Opening Hours

Open seven days a week, 11am - 5pm

On Thursdays late night opening until 8pm