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“SO, FROM OLD SHAKESPEAR’S HONOUR’D DUST, THIS DAY, SPRINGS UP AND BUDS A NEW REVIVING PLAY”

(SHAKESPEARE) [DRYDEN, John, and D'AVENANT, William]. The Tempest, or the Enchanted Island. London, 1676.

Third edition of D’Avenant and Dryden’s Restoration adaptation of The Tempest, the Bard’s bewitching tale of shipwreck and sorcery. The Foyle copy. $12,000.

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“SHAKESPEARE’S POWER IS SACRED AS A KING’S”:1690 QUARTO RESTORATION VERSION OF THE TEMPEST

(SHAKESPEARE) [DRYDEN, John and DAVENANT, William]. The Tempest; or the Enchanted Island. London, 1690.

Fifth edition of the Restoration version of The Tempest by William Davenant and John Dryden, handsomely bound in full morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. $9500.

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“ONE OF THE OUTSTANDING DRAMATISTS OF THE RESTORATION”

DRYDEN, John. The Comedies, Tragedies, and Operas. London, 1701. Two volumes.

First collected edition of the plays of poet laureate John Dryden, featuring his Essay on Dramatick Poesie—"a landmark in the history of English literary criticism"—along with All for Love and The Conquest of Granada. Handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by the Club Bindery. $2500.

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“A NAME SECOND ONLY TO THOSE OF MILTON AND SHAKESPEARE”

DRYDEN, John. Prose Works. WITH: Poetical Works. London, 1800; 1811. Eight volumes.

First critical Malone edition of Dryden’s prose works, with engraved frontispiece portraits, and containing Malone’s famous biography of Dryden, together with Warton’s edition of the verse, also with engraved frontispiece portrait, handsomely bound. $2400.

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DRYDEN’S 1695 TRANSLATION OF DU FRESNOY’S ART OF PAINTING

(DRYDEN, John) DU FRESNOY, Charles Alphonse. De Arte Graphica (The Art of Painting). ISSUED WITH: A Short Account of Painters. London, 1695. Two volumes in one.

First translation into English prose by Dryden of Du Fresnoy’s Latin poem on the practice of art, prefaced by Dryden’s famous Parallel of Poetry and Painting, with engraved allegorical frontispiece by Henry Cooke, issued together with Richard Graham’s biographical chronology of painters. $2200.

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