Second edition of the 1670 Dryden-Davenant adaptation of "The Tempest"
SHAKESPEARE, William. DRYDEN, John. Tempest. Or the Enchanted Island. A Comedy: As It Is Now Acted at His Highness the Duke of York's Theatre. London: Printed by T.N. for Henry Herringman , 1674.
Second edition of the 1670 Dryden-Davenant adaptation of the Shakespeare play. Small quarto (8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches; 215 x 165 mm). [8], 81, [1, epilogue], [2, blank] pp. This is the only copy of this edition we could find at auction in the past 50 years.

19th-century half red morocco over red cloth by Riviere & Son. Morocco double ruled in gilt. Spine elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt. All edges gilt. Spine slightly darkened. Some minor rubbing to edges. Almost invisibly repaired closed tear to leaf A4 of Prologue, with a tiny hole affecting a few letters. Leaves very lightly toned. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Overall a very good. copy.

"An adaptation and alteration of Shakespeare’s Tempest by John Dryden and Sir William D’Avenant. This and subsequent editions of the Dryden-D’Avenant version contain some additions and alterations by Thomas Shadwell." (ESTC R20731)

Jaggard, 462. Wing S2945. ESTC R20731.

HBS # 67981 $9,500