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Tempest by  William SHAKESPEARE - Signed - 1695 - from Heritage Book Shop, LLC and Biblio.com

Tempest

by SHAKESPEARE, William

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A Shakespeare Quarto SHAKESPEARE, William. DAVENANT, Sir W., [editor]. DRYDEN, John, [editor]. The Tempest. Or the Enchanted Island. A Comedy. As it is Now Acted by His Majesties Servants. London: printed by Tho. Warren, for Henry Herringman, 1695. Fifth Edition. A reprint of the 1690 edition. Quarto (8 3/8 x 6 1/4 inches; 212 x 160 mm). [6], 60, [1, epilogue], [1, blank] pp. With Dryden's introduction dated 1 December 1669 and signed John Dryden. Text mostly in verse. Later marbled paper wrappers. Leaves are fragile and flaky. Lower outer corner of each leaf with loss of paper and repairs to most corners. Nine leaves (including title-page) have the repair extending up the fore-edge. Repairs generally not affecting text except catch-words and a few instances of it touching the final line of text. Epilogue leaf with some loss of upper and lower corner, but not affecting text. Some mild dampstaining throughout. Overall a good copy. "An adaptation and alteration of Shakespeareís Tempest by John Dryden and Sir William DíAvenant. All editions of the Dryden-DíAvenant version from 1674-1800 also contain some additions and alterations by Thomas Shadwell." (From ESTC) Jaggard,. Wing, S2948 . ESTC R23087 HBS 67886. $2,500

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