The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark R.3.10
Manuscript Title

John Dryden, The Indian Emperor

Alternative Title

The Indian Emperour by John Dryden.

James Number 590
Century 17th
Physical Description

About 30 lines to a full page. Well written.


Given by Puckering, 1691: on the first page is the name Eliz. Puckering Newton 1665.

Donor Puckering [formerly Newton], Sir Henry, third baronet (bap. 1618, d. 1701), Royalist Army Officer and Local Politician
Size (cm) 30 x 19
Folio 43 ff.
Material Paper
Language English
IIIF Manifest URL
Online Since 25/05/2015


The text begins at once.
The Indian Emperour.
Act. 1 st. Sc. 1 st.
Enter Cortez Vasquez Pizarro with Spaniards and Indians.
Cortez: In what new happy Climate are wee throwne.
thus doubly blest with Conquest and with Loue. Exeunt.
The play was first performed in 1665, and first printed in 1667, so that this is an early copy.


John Dryden: First Poet Laureate, Library Blog (2018)

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