RESTORATION DRAMA AND POETRY. DRYDEN, JOHN. 1631-1700. All for Love: or, the World well lost. A Tragedy ... and Written in Imitation of Shakespeare's stile. London, "In the Savoy": Thomas Newcomb, for Henry Herringman, 1678.

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RESTORATION DRAMA AND POETRY.
DRYDEN, JOHN. 1631-1700.
All for Love: or, the World well lost. A Tragedy ... and Written in Imitation of Shakespeare's stile. London, "In the Savoy": Thomas Newcomb, for Henry Herringman, 1678.

US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£ 1,500 - 2,300
RESTORATION DRAMA AND POETRY.
DRYDEN, JOHN. 1631-1700. All for Love: or, the World well lost. A Tragedy ... and Written in Imitation of Shakespeare's stile. London, "In the Savoy": Thomas Newcomb, for Henry Herringman, 1678.
8vo (220 x 1700 mm). Without the 4pp preface b1-4, and with the prologue placed after the title. Lightly browned and spotted throughout, several quires with a water mark affecting upper part of the leaf. Early 20th century half calf with green cloth boards, upper cover with title lettered in gilt. Slightly browned. Wing D-2229; MacDonald 82a. Provenance: Robert Hoe (leather book-label on front paste down).
WITH: two other copies of this edition, one an ex-library copy without the prologue or preface, and with upper title shaved with loss of letters, and the second the Foyle copy, with the prologue bound after the Epistle Dedicatory, and with the preface b1-4.

FIRST EDITION of one of the finest revisions of a Shakespearean play, and often considered as Dryden's own best play;

WITH: other late 17th century poetical works by Dryden, from the Pirie Collection: The Hind and the Panther. A Poem. 1687. * Eleonora: A Panegyrical Poem. 1692. * Three poems upon the death of Oliver Lord Protector. 1659 * Another, the reprint of 1682.
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RESTORATION DRAMA AND POETRY. DRYDEN, JOHN. 1631-1700. All for Love: or, the World well lost. A Tragedy ... and Written in Imitation of Shakespeare's stile. London, "In the Savoy": Thomas Newcomb, for Henry Herringman, 1678.
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