Astræa Redux. A Poem on the Happy Restoration & Return of His Sacred Majesty Charles the Second

Astræa Redux. A Poem on the Happy Restoration & Return of His Sacred Majesty Charles the Second. John Dryden.
Astræa Redux. A Poem on the Happy Restoration & Return of His Sacred Majesty Charles the Second
Astræa Redux. A Poem on the Happy Restoration & Return of His Sacred Majesty Charles the Second

London: Printed by J. M. for Henry Herringman, 1660. First edition. First edition of Dryden's second book. Folio (11 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches; 285 x 185 mm). [3]-15, [1, blank] pp. Bound without the initial leaf [A] before title-page which bears royal arms on verso. With the variant C2r line 30 beginning "And glass-like clearness mixt".

The last copy that we could find that sold at auction besides this copy was in 1931. From Bangs, source year 1895 "No sales at auction of this book have been reported since the yearly publication of such sales was commenced in 1886."

Bound in modern half morocco over marbled boards. Spine stamped and lettered in gilt. Newer endpapers. Some minor smudging to title-page. Overall a very good copy.

"First edition of Dryden's second book, hailing the restoration of the monarchy." Wing D2244.

ESTC R26913 . Macdonald, Dryden.
(Item #2987)

Price: $4,000

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