14 April 2004
DRYDEN, John (1631-1700). The Mistaken Husband. A Comedie. London: Printed for S. Magnes and R. Bentley, 1675. 4o (210 x 149 mm). (Title with portion of inner margin renewed, some staining, few headlines cropped, few old marginal repairs.) Late 19th-/early 20th-century maroon half morocco. Provenance: William Powell (1735-1769), English actor (note on title: "One scene of this play was wrote by Dryden. First Edition. W. Powell"). FIRST EDITION. The author of the play is not certain, though the booksellers' preface explains that Dryden revised the work. The actor William Powell had been coached and mentored by David Garrick. Macdonald 145; Pforzheimer 333; Wing D-2318.
DRYDEN, John. Sr Martin Mar-all, or, the Feign'd Innocence. A Comedy. London: Printed for H. Herringman, 1678. 4o (215 x 162 mm). (Some browning and spotting.) Modern wrappers. Fifth edition. Macdonald 71c; Wing D-2362.
DRYDEN, John. Love Triumphant; or, Nature will Prevail. A Tragi-Comedy. London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1694. 4o (217 x 160 mm). Half-title with contents of Tonson's 1694 edition of Dryden's works on verso. (Half-title and title lightly spotted.) 20th-century green morocco, central blind arabesque on sides, edges gilt, by Riviere (lightly sunned). FIRST EDITION. Macdonald 93a; Wing D-2302. (3)
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