The Resource Mr William Shakespear's comedies, histories, and tragedies : published according to the true original copies : unto which is added, seven plays never before printed in folio ..

Mr William Shakespear's comedies, histories, and tragedies : published according to the true original copies : unto which is added, seven plays never before printed in folio ..

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Mr William Shakespear's comedies, histories, and tragedies : published according to the true original copies : unto which is added, seven plays never before printed in folio ..
Title
Mr William Shakespear's comedies, histories, and tragedies
Title remainder
published according to the true original copies : unto which is added, seven plays never before printed in folio ..
Title variation
Fourth folio
Creator
Contributor
Bookseller
Editor
Engraver
Former owner
Printer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
HRH
Citation location within source
  • 123
  • p. 2
  • R24524
  • III, p. 1121
  • 911
  • 2917
Citation source
  • Bartlett, H.C. Shakespeare early editions
  • Boston Public Library. Barton collection catalogue
  • ESTC
  • Greg
  • Pforzheimer
  • Wing (2nd ed.)
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Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare and Shakespeariana (Boston Public Library)
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1564-1616
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Shakespeare, William
Dewey number
822.33
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
dramas
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • approximately 1556-1630
  • -1627
  • 1601-
  • 1588-1635
  • 1572-1642?
  • 1573?-1637
  • 1608-1674
  • -1633
  • -1704
  • active 1684-1691
  • active 1684-1699
  • -1702?
  • 1796-1849
  • 1778-1859
  • 1803-1869
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  • Heminge, John
  • Condell, Henry
  • Droeshout, Martin
  • Digges, Leonard
  • Mabbe, James
  • Jonson, Ben
  • Milton, John
  • Holland, Hugh
  • Herringman, Henry
  • Knight, Joseph
  • Saunders, Francis
  • Roberts, Robert
  • Rodd, Thomas
  • Goldsmid, Isaac L.
  • Barton, Thomas Pennant
  • Sheen Anglorum (Monastery)
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Mr William Shakespear's comedies, histories, and tragedies : published according to the true original copies : unto which is added, seven plays never before printed in folio ..
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Note
  • This, the fourth edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as ́the fourth folio." The so-called ́first folió was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the first folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that were often edited poorly, with significant textual divergences between editions. Of the seven extra plays included in this folio, only one (Pericles) is still considered to have been authored by Shakespeare
  • The front matter contains commendatory verses and epistles dedicatory from contemporaries and admirers of Shakespeare, including Ben Jonson, James Mabbe, Leonard Digges, Hugh Holland, and John Milton
  • There is one other title page setting associated with this edition. It bears the following imprint: H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley, at the Anchor in the New Exchange, the Crane in St. Pauls Church-Yard, and in Russel-Street Covent-Garden, 1685
  • Greg identified Robert Roberts as the printer of the first section and conjectured that the edition itself was the work of three separate printers, the final two of whom remained unidentified
  • Signatures: pi℗ø [superscript pi]Áþ A-Ýœ Źþ ℗øB-℗øĆœ 2D-2Źœ *3A-*3D́œ *3Éı 3A-4B́œ 4C℗ø
  • Numerous errors in pagination are present. For a detailed description, see Greg
  • U3 signed U2
Edition
The fourth edition.
Extent
1 online resource ([12], 272 [i.e. 270], [2], 328, 303, [1] pages
Form of item
online
Note
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy bound in early calfskin triple-panelled in blind. The gilt, armorial super-ex-libris of Isaac L. Goldsmid, being a lion rampant at a gun over the initials I.L.G., is present at the center of both covers. The corners of the binding have been repaired in modern calf and the spine rebacked in brown morocco, the latter repair leaving some material from the original compartments and a portion of a deteriorated leather label in place. All text block edges are sprinkled red. An extra sheet (Y3.4) is bound-into Ýœ. The running title on the second page of "The two gentlemen of Verona" (p. 19) is erroneously printed as "The tempest." It appears that sheets 2G1.6 and 2G2.5 were each inserted from different copies, as the conjugate pairs share matching worm holes found neither in adjascent gatherings, nor in the other sheets that comprise 2Ǵœ. The armorial bookplate of the Barton Library is present on the front pastedown and an inscription signed by Barton is present on the added front flyleaf. An early Latin inscription on the title page reads, "Domus neoporti Anglorum[?]". This copy was purchased by Thomas Pennant Barton from Thomas Rodd, of London, in 1834 and is presently housed in a green cloth box with a black spine label.
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port.)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Mr William Shakespear's comedies, histories, and tragedies : published according to the true original copies : unto which is added, seven plays never before printed in folio ..
Link
Publication
Note
  • This, the fourth edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as ́the fourth folio." The so-called ́first folió was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the first folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that were often edited poorly, with significant textual divergences between editions. Of the seven extra plays included in this folio, only one (Pericles) is still considered to have been authored by Shakespeare
  • The front matter contains commendatory verses and epistles dedicatory from contemporaries and admirers of Shakespeare, including Ben Jonson, James Mabbe, Leonard Digges, Hugh Holland, and John Milton
  • There is one other title page setting associated with this edition. It bears the following imprint: H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley, at the Anchor in the New Exchange, the Crane in St. Pauls Church-Yard, and in Russel-Street Covent-Garden, 1685
  • Greg identified Robert Roberts as the printer of the first section and conjectured that the edition itself was the work of three separate printers, the final two of whom remained unidentified
  • Signatures: pi℗ø [superscript pi]Áþ A-Ýœ Źþ ℗øB-℗øĆœ 2D-2Źœ *3A-*3D́œ *3Éı 3A-4B́œ 4C℗ø
  • Numerous errors in pagination are present. For a detailed description, see Greg
  • U3 signed U2
Edition
The fourth edition.
Extent
1 online resource ([12], 272 [i.e. 270], [2], 328, 303, [1] pages
Form of item
online
Note
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy bound in early calfskin triple-panelled in blind. The gilt, armorial super-ex-libris of Isaac L. Goldsmid, being a lion rampant at a gun over the initials I.L.G., is present at the center of both covers. The corners of the binding have been repaired in modern calf and the spine rebacked in brown morocco, the latter repair leaving some material from the original compartments and a portion of a deteriorated leather label in place. All text block edges are sprinkled red. An extra sheet (Y3.4) is bound-into Ýœ. The running title on the second page of "The two gentlemen of Verona" (p. 19) is erroneously printed as "The tempest." It appears that sheets 2G1.6 and 2G2.5 were each inserted from different copies, as the conjugate pairs share matching worm holes found neither in adjascent gatherings, nor in the other sheets that comprise 2Ǵœ. The armorial bookplate of the Barton Library is present on the front pastedown and an inscription signed by Barton is present on the added front flyleaf. An early Latin inscription on the title page reads, "Domus neoporti Anglorum[?]". This copy was purchased by Thomas Pennant Barton from Thomas Rodd, of London, in 1834 and is presently housed in a green cloth box with a black spine label.
Other physical details
port.)
Specific material designation
remote

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