Annus Mirabilis. The Year of Wonders MDCLXVI an Historical Poem also a poem on the happy restoration and return of His late Sacred Majesty, Charles the Second, likewise a panegyrick on his coronation : together with a poem to my Lord Chancellor, presented on New-Years-Day, 1662
London: Printed for Henry Herringman, and sold by Jacob Tonson, 1688. Later marbled hardback boards, with buckram spine. No titles. Boards are a little rubbed but sound. Contains reprints of Three of Dryden's poems. All three poems have separate title pages (all dated 1688).
A example of Dryden's publisher's issuance of volumes made up from various separate printings of his poems. (according to Worldcat). Probably missing A1 (Blank end paper). So our copy begins with the Title page. Binding falls open to the title page (although secure). Pages are slightly darkened, and have minor flaws to the edges. Overall a decent copy of a scarce collection of works (No copies of any of the poems printed before 1800 are available at the time of listing). No rear end paper, so book ends with page 116. The printing of the title page of the Panegyrick is particularly dark, and has bled through to the verso.
Despite the poem's name (Annus Mirabilis), 1666 had been one of great tragedy, including the Great Fire of London and the Plague. Perhaps the title was suggesting that things could have been worse ! The poem was written at Charlton in Wiltshire, where Dryden was sheltering from the Plague.
, 98-116. pp Firstsearch (Worldcat) ref: OCLC: 12347731. 200 by 150mm (7¾ by 6 inches). Wing; D2240; Variant of; D2244 (Astraea redux); Variant of; D2386 (To His Sacred Majesty); Variant of; D2387 (To my Lord Chancellor).