THE STATE OF INNOCENCE, AND FALL OF MAN: AN OPERA
London: printed by T[homas]. N[ewcomb]. for H. Herringman, at the Anchor in the lower walk of the New Exchange, 1677. Quarto, , 45,  pages.; VG-; Bound in later 3/4 calf, cloth covered boards, rebacked with spine preserved. Mild shelfwear. Frank J Hogan bookplate to front pastedown. Lacking Dryden's preface, being pages i-xx. Mild toning and soiling to pages. JR Consignment. Case 7.
Shelved Dupont Bookstore
ESTC R4242; Wing D2372; Shawcross 754.
Milton and Dryden were politically opposed, with Milton against the restoration of the British monarchy, while the royalist Dryden was made England’s first Poet Laureate by the restored Charles II.;
Written as an operatic adaptation of Milton's Paradise Lost, the musical score was never written and the opera was never performed.;