Item #4432 Cain y Abel El Primer Crimen Melodrama Biblico en Dos Actos y en Verso. Mexico, Constancio S. Suarez.

Cain y Abel El Primer Crimen Melodrama Biblico en Dos Actos y en Verso

Mexico City: Imprenta de Antonio Vanegas Arroyo, 1898. 30pp. Small quarto. Original printed wrappers, stapled. Wraps faded, with light wear to spine and edges; a few short, closed tears, small chips, etc. Item #4432

Scarce "melodrama biblico," which dramatizes the Cain and Abel story into a short play in two acts. The work was published by the late 19th- and early 20th-century king of the Mexican popular press, Antonio Vanegas Arroyo. The author, Constancio Suarez was almost completely unknown until nearly 100 years after he published this work and another melodrama that follow the story of Isaac as well as a few comedies. An interesting, unillustrated publication, produced in the style of a large chapbook or playscript. OCLC locates only two copies, at Pittsburgh and the University of New Mexico.

Price: $500.00