14 April 2004
DRYDEN, John (1631-1700). The Comedies, Tragedies, and Operas. London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, Thomas Bennet and Richard Wellington, 1701.
2 volumes, 2o (352 x 212 mm). Engraved folding frontispiece by Edelinck after Kneller (mounted). Titles in red and black. (Lacking blanks, some spotting and browning, occasional pale staining.) Contemporary English panelled speckled calf, spines gilt (front cover of vol. I detached, worn, few old repairs); morocco-faced slipcase (rubbed). Provenance: P. Thicknesse (signatures dated 1779 on titles; inkstamp dated 1780 on B3 in vol. II); Louis Samuel (bookplates).
FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. There are numerous errors in pagination, most prevalent in vol. II. Macdonald 107ai. (2)
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