THE SPANISH FRYAR: OR, THE DOUBLE DISCOVERY.

(London: Printed for J. T. [Jacob Tonson], 1717). 224 x 70 mm. (8 7/8 x 6 5/8"). 4 p.l., 70 pp., [1] leaf (epilogue). Later Edition.

19th century half blue calf with gilt monogram and gilt lion-and-urn tool, marbled boards, smooth spine with gilt lettering. ESTC T16461. Light general wear with some flaking along spine and scuffing to boards and extremities, top margin cut a little close (just grazing first line of title page and a few running titles), paper lightly toned, occasional small rust spots, but on the whole a very nice copy of this scarce later edition.

One of Dryden's most popular plays, this is a split-plot comedy originally published in 1681 in the midst of the Exclusion Crisis, with political intrigue and usurpation forming the main plot, and a sub-plot centering on a corrupt friar.
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THE SPANISH FRYAR: OR, THE DOUBLE DISCOVERY. JOHN DRYDEN.
THE SPANISH FRYAR: OR, THE DOUBLE DISCOVERY.

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