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Lot 287
DRYDEN (JOHN)
Amboyna: A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal

£ 150 - 300
US$ 210 - 410
ENGLISH LITERATURE and NATURAL SCIENCES
The Property of a Gentleman
DRYDEN (JOHN)
Amboyna: A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal, first edition, with catchword "AMBOY-" on a2 recto, large woodcut initial on first leaf of dedication, without final blank, shaved touching one heading and the brackets of a few pagination numerals, modern wrappers [Wing D2232; Pforzheimer 314], small 4to, T.N. for Henry Herringman, 1673

Footnotes

  • Published to stir up antagonism during the Third Anglo-Dutch War, the play is subtitled "The Cruelties of the Dutch to the English Merchants". "How they love England, you shall see this day/No map shews Holland truer then our play/Their pictures and inscriptions well we know... View then their falshoods, rapine, cruelty" (Preface).
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