Annus Mirabilis The Year Of Wonders 1666 By John Dryden.




At the Clarendon Press.





Item Description

8vo. 5.75 x 7.5 inches. [2] + [xvi] + 77 pp. In ivory paper imitation vellum, decorated with blind stamping, with black spine titles. Deckled edges. Uncut pages. A little sunning of spine and board edges, but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by facsimile title page of first edition. Decorated by publisher's device on title page. Attractive facsimile reprint of the Annus Mirabilis of 1667 by John Dryden (1631-1700). The poem's title is the first recorded use of the Latin phrase in an English work. It commemorates the British naval victories against the Dutch in the battles of Lowestoft, 1665 and The Four Days and St James' Days Battles of 1666. It ends with The Great Fire of London and the expectation that the city will rise again with the support of the King. This facsimile was edited by Robert William Chapman (1881-1960), Oxford scholar, Secretary of the Clarendon Press from 1920 and editor of Jane Austen and Samuel Johnson.

[Stock No. 26014]

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