Lot 167
[IRISH] 18th Century American Drama APOLLO PRESS

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O'Hara, Kane. Midas.: A Burletta. In Two Acts. [Boston] : Printed at the Apollo Press in Boston, by Belknap rnd [sic] Hall, for William P. Blake, no. 59, Cornhill, and William T. Clap, no. 90, Newbury Street, 1794. 24 pp.; title, Dramatis Personae; removed from binding; clean copy.  Evans; 27435. 

Midas is a burletta, or 'mock opera', by Kane O'Hara (1711 or 1712 – 17 June 1782), an Irish composer and playwright. "As performed at The Theatre in Boston."

For a short history of the Apollo Press see: Morison, Stanley. John Bell, 1745-1831: A Memoir. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

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