The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden; Containing All His Original Poems, Tales, and Translations, in Four Volumes
[17th Century English Poet]

By: Dryden, John [Samuel Derrick compiled and served as editor]

Price: $350.00

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Four Volumes - Complete set. 12mo; 17 cm.; 6 7/8 inches tall. Sixteen fine engraved head- and tail-pieces, including portraits of James II, Cromwell, Charles II, the Earl of Shaftesbury, Chaucer, Boccaccio and Ovid.


The books contain many of Dryden's works including several of his translations from Ovid's "Metamorphosis" and Homer's "Iliad," along with many songs, letters, and poems. John Dryden was an influential English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who dominated the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known in literary circles as the Age of Dryden. Walter Scott called him "Glorious John." He was made Poet Laureate in 1668. [wiki]


Matching leather boards with the title and volume number emblazoned in gilt letters between the raised bands of each text's spine. Bindings tight and square. Joints tender. Text clean, Even toning. Moderate handling wear. Darkening to edges of endpages
REF: ESTC: T131403

Title: The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden; Containing All His Original Poems, Tales, and Translations, in Four Volumes
[17th Century English Poet]

Author Name: Dryden, John [Samuel Derrick compiled and served as editor]

Categories: 18th CENTURY and EARLIER,

Publisher: London, J. and R. Tonson: 1776

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: None Issued

Type: Book

Size: 12mo; 17 cm.; 6 7/8 inches tall

lb: 3.00 lb

Seller ID: 009707

Keywords: English Poetry; 17th Century Literature,