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The Works of John Dryden

Illustrated with Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory, and A Life of the Author

By John Dryden; Notes and Life by Sir Walter Scott

1808 - London - Printed for William Miller

8" by 5.5" , various paginations

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

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The Works of John Dryden Illustrated, now first collected in eighteen volumes with Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory, and A Life of the Author by Sir Walter Scott. With an engraved portrait of Dryden to frontispiece to volume one.

In eighteen volumes complete.

The contents of the volumes are as follows:

Volume I: The Life of John Dryden.

Volume II: The Wild Gallant, A Comedy; The Rival Ladies, a Tragi-Comedy; The Indian Queen, a Tragedy; The Indian Emperor, or The Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards; Secret love, or the Maiden Queen.

Volume III: Sir Martin Mar-All, or The Feigned Innocence, a Comedy; The Tempest, or The Enchanted Island, a Comedy; An Evening's Love, or The Mock Astrologer, a Comedy; Tyrannic Love, or The Royal Martyr, a Tragedy.

Volume IV: Almanzor and Almahide, or The Conquest of Granada by the Spaniards, a Tragedy; Marriage-a-la-Mode, a Comedy; The Assignation or Love in a Nunnery, a Comedy.

Volume V: Amboyna, or The Cruelties of the Dutch to the English Merchants, a Tragedy; The State of Innocence, and Fall of a Man, an Opera; Aureng-Zebe, a Tragedy; All for Love, or The World Well Lost, a Tragedy.

Volume VI: Limberham, or The Kind Keeper, a Comedy; dipus, a Tragedy; Troilus and Cressida, or Truth Found too Late, a Tragedy; The Spanish Friar, or The Double Discovery.

Volume VII: The Duke of Guise, a Tragedy; Albion and Albanius, an Opera; Don Sebastian, a Tragedy.

Volume VIII: Amphitryon, or The Two Sosias, a Comedy; King Arthur, or the British Worthy, a Dramatic Opera; Cleomenes, the Spartan Hero, a Tragedy; Love Triumphant, or Nature will Prevail, a Tragicomedy.

Volume IX: Poems, Historical and Political.

Volume X: Religio Laici, or a Layman's Faith, an Epistle; Threnodia Augustalis, a Funeral Pindaric Poem, Sacred to the Happy Memory of King Charles II; The Hind and the Panther, a Poem, in three parts; Britannia Rrediviva, a Poem on the Birth of the Prince; Mack-Flecknoe, a Satire Against Thomas Shadwell.

Volume XI: Epistles. Elegies and Eptaphs; Odes, songs, and Lyrical Pieces; Fables - Tales from Chaucer; Fables - Translations from Boccace.

Volume XII: Appendix to the Fables; Translations from Ovid's Epistles; Translations from Ovid's Metamorphoses; Translations from Ovid's Art of Love; Translations from Theocritus; Translations from Lucretius; Translations from Horace; Translations from Homer.

Volume XIII: Translations from Juvenal; Translations from Persius; The Works of Virgil, translated into English Verse; Pastorals.

Volume XIV: The Georgics. neis (I-VII).

Volume XV:neis (VIII-XII); Poems Ascribed to Dryden; Dryden's Original Prose Works.

Volume XVI: The Life of St. Francis Xavier, of the Society of Jesus, Apostle of the Indies, and of Japan.

Volume XVII: The Life of Plutarch; Specimen of the Translation of the History of the League; Controversy between Dryden and Stillingfleet concerning the Duchess of York's Paper; The Art of Painting by C.A. Du Fresnoy, with Remarks, translated into English -- ng a defence of the sex; Character of M. St Evremont; The Character of Polybius; The Life of Lucian; Dryden's letters. 

Volume XVIII: Preface to a Dialogue Concerning Women; Being a Defence of the Sex; Character of M. St Evremont; The Character of Polybius; The Life of Lucian; Dryden's Letters. Appendix to this volume.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700) was an English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who was made Poet Laureate in 1668. He is seen as dominating 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."

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet FRSE (1771 - 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time.

CONDITION

In a contemporary calf binding. Externally, generally smart but with some wear to extremities, rubbing and marks to boards. Twelve joints starting, five starting very slightly, eight cracked, four held by cords only

Four hinges strained [hinges noted are those with corresponding joints that are not starting]. Occasional slight loss to head and tail of spine. Internally, text blocks firmly bound. Bright but with slight scattered foxing, offsetting from engraving to title and handling marks.

Overall:  GOOD


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