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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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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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“NO MAN HATH WRITTEN IN OUR LANGUAGE SO MUCH, AND SO VARIOUS MATTER, AND IN SO VARIOUS MANNERS, SO WELL”

DRYDEN, John. Miscellaneous Works. London, 1760. Four volumes. First edition of this early collection of Dryden’s miscellaneous works, with engraved frontispiece portrait of Dryden in Volume I, in handsome contemporary binding. $1200.

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