SHAKESPEARE, William - [Dryden (John) and Sir William Davenant.] The Tempest, or the Enchanted Island. A Comedy: As it is now Acted at His Highness the Duke of York's Theatre. (THIRD QUARTO EDITION - 1676)

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AUTHOR: SHAKESPEARE, William - [Dryden (John) and Sir William Davenant.] 

TITLE: The Tempest, or the Enchanted Island. A Comedy: As it is now Acted at His Highness the Duke of York's Theatre. 

PUBLISHER: London: by J. Macock, for Henry Herrington, 1676.

DESCRIPTION: THIRD QUARTO EDITION. 1 vol., 4to., [8], 81, [3pp.], (220 x 163mm., title 160mm.) complete, with the original final blank, good margins, bound in modern 1/4 blue morocco, gilt lettered spine, marbled boards.

CONDITION: Mild toning, a few small ink stains and rust spots, one causing small hole to K3 & 4 affecting a couple of letters on K3, overall a VERY GOOD copy.

REFERENCE: [STC 2946a].

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Third edition of Dryden and Davenant's adaptation of The Tempest but the first version to be printed separately. It includes new characters and elaborate stage directions, with some additions and alterations by Thomas Shadwell, and the more operatic treatment ensured the popularity of Shakespeare's plays after the Restoration.