The Resource Mr. VVilliam Shakespeares comedies, histories, & tragedies : published according to the true originall copies

Mr. VVilliam Shakespeares comedies, histories, & tragedies : published according to the true originall copies

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Mr. VVilliam Shakespeares comedies, histories, & tragedies : published according to the true originall copies
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Mr. VVilliam Shakespeares comedies, histories, & tragedies
Title remainder
published according to the true originall copies
Title variation
  • Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories, & tragedies
  • First folio
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Language
eng
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  • Shakespeare, page 1
  • entry S111228
  • vol. III, page 1109
  • entry 905
  • entry 22273
  • entry W150 (i.e. West150)
Citation source
  • Boston Public Library. Barton collection catalogue
  • English short title catalogue
  • Greg, W.W. Bibliography of the English printed drama to the Restoration
  • Carl H. Pforzheimer Library
  • Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.)
  • Shakespeare first folios: a descriptive catalogue
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Shakespeare Collection (Collection of Distinction)
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1564-1616
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Shakespeare, William
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
dramas
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • approximately 1556-1630
  • -1627
  • active 1588-1632
  • -1641
  • -1640
  • 1569-1623
  • -1627
  • 1601-
  • 1588-1635
  • 1573?-1637
  • 1572-1642?
  • -1633
  • 1796-1849
  • 1786-1836
  • 1803-1869
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  • Heminge, John
  • Condell, Henry
  • Blount, Edward
  • Smethwicke, John
  • Aspley, William
  • Jaggard, William
  • Jaggard, Isaac
  • Droeshout, Martin
  • Digges, Leonard
  • Jonson, Ben
  • Mabbe, James
  • Holland, Hugh
  • Rodd, Thomas
  • Lewis, Charles
  • Barton, Thomas Pennant
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Mr. VVilliam Shakespeares comedies, histories, & tragedies : published according to the true originall copies
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  • This, the first edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as the First Folio. Printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount, the First Folio contains 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 frequently contained significant textual divergences between editions
  • The front matter contains commendatory verses and epistles dedicatory from contemporaries and admirers of Shakespeare, including Ben Jonson, James Mabbe, and Leonard Digges
  • Signatures: [superscript pi]Áœ([superscript pi]A1+1,[superscript pi]A5+1.2) A-2B́œ 2C℗ø; a-ǵœ [superscript chi]2ǵı h-x́þ; '2g3.4'(℗ł'2g3') ℗œ-2℗œ́œ 3℗œ1 2a-2f́œ, 2g℗ø, 2Ǵœ 2h́œ 2k-3b́œ
  • Errors in pagination: (comedies) 50 labeled as 58, 59 labeled as 51, 86 as 88, 153 as 151, 161 as 163, 164 as 162, 165 as 163, 189 as 187, 204 as 194, 249 as 251, 250 as 252, and 265 as 273; (histories) 89 labeled as 91, 90 as 92, 165 as 167, 166 as 168, and 216 as 218; (tragedies) 77-80 labeled as 79-82, 279 as 259, 308 as 38, 379 as 389, and 399 as 993
  • Numerous leaves missigned, all corresponding to those described by Hinman in The Printing and Proofreading of the First Folio of Shakespeare (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1963), pp. 32-33
  • Colophon: Printed at the charges of W. Jaggard, Ed. Blount, I. Smithweeke, and W. Aspley, 1623
  • Title page vignette (Droeshout portrait); head- and tailpieces; initials
Extent
1 online resource ([18], 303, [1], 46, 49-100, [2], 69-232, [2], 79-80, [26], 98, [2], 109-156, 257-399 pages
Form of item
online
Note
  • Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy bound at the workshop of Charles Lewis in red goatskin panelled in gilt with a border of floral tools. The spine is panelled and tooled in gilt with two black leather labels. All text block edges are gilt. The armorial bookplate of the Barton Library is present on the front pastedown. This copy of the First Folio was purchased by Thomas Pennant Barton from Thomas Rodd, of London, in 1845 and is housed in a black cloth box with a vellum spine and a black leather label.
  • Condition: the first two leaves, containing the Jonson verses and the title page, are reattached, with fore-edge losses filled in. The following 18 leaves are also reattached: [superscript pi]A2, C1-C6, D1, F1, Y2 (or Y5), 2℗œ5, 2℗œ6, 3℗œ1, and 2a1-2a6. Leaves Y2 and Y5 are both watermarked, indicating that they are not conjugates. In this copy, sheet R1.6 (with R1 missigned R2) is uncorrected, with corrected leaves from another copy or copies bound-in directly after each corresponding leaf.
  • Inscriptions: the recto of the first (Jonson) leaf contains three early, illegible inscriptions and leaves D1, Y5, Z2, g6, [superscript chi]2G1, k1, k2, l4, s6, v1, 2d6, and 2s6 contain marginalia.
  • For Thomas Pennant Barton's own description of this copy as it appeared ca. 1860 or earlier, see: Barton, Thomas Pennant. "Description of a copy of the first folio edition of the plays of William Shakespeare now in the collection of T.P. Barton." (New York: privately printed, 1860). For an extensive description of the condition of this copy in its present state, see: Rasmussen, Eric and Anthony James West. "The Shakespeare First Folios: a descriptive catalogue." (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), p. 607-611.
Other physical details
1 port.)
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remote
Label
Mr. VVilliam Shakespeares comedies, histories, & tragedies : published according to the true originall copies
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Publication
Note
  • This, the first edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as the First Folio. Printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount, the First Folio contains 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 frequently contained significant textual divergences between editions
  • The front matter contains commendatory verses and epistles dedicatory from contemporaries and admirers of Shakespeare, including Ben Jonson, James Mabbe, and Leonard Digges
  • Signatures: [superscript pi]Áœ([superscript pi]A1+1,[superscript pi]A5+1.2) A-2B́œ 2C℗ø; a-ǵœ [superscript chi]2ǵı h-x́þ; '2g3.4'(℗ł'2g3') ℗œ-2℗œ́œ 3℗œ1 2a-2f́œ, 2g℗ø, 2Ǵœ 2h́œ 2k-3b́œ
  • Errors in pagination: (comedies) 50 labeled as 58, 59 labeled as 51, 86 as 88, 153 as 151, 161 as 163, 164 as 162, 165 as 163, 189 as 187, 204 as 194, 249 as 251, 250 as 252, and 265 as 273; (histories) 89 labeled as 91, 90 as 92, 165 as 167, 166 as 168, and 216 as 218; (tragedies) 77-80 labeled as 79-82, 279 as 259, 308 as 38, 379 as 389, and 399 as 993
  • Numerous leaves missigned, all corresponding to those described by Hinman in The Printing and Proofreading of the First Folio of Shakespeare (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1963), pp. 32-33
  • Colophon: Printed at the charges of W. Jaggard, Ed. Blount, I. Smithweeke, and W. Aspley, 1623
  • Title page vignette (Droeshout portrait); head- and tailpieces; initials
Extent
1 online resource ([18], 303, [1], 46, 49-100, [2], 69-232, [2], 79-80, [26], 98, [2], 109-156, 257-399 pages
Form of item
online
Note
  • Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy bound at the workshop of Charles Lewis in red goatskin panelled in gilt with a border of floral tools. The spine is panelled and tooled in gilt with two black leather labels. All text block edges are gilt. The armorial bookplate of the Barton Library is present on the front pastedown. This copy of the First Folio was purchased by Thomas Pennant Barton from Thomas Rodd, of London, in 1845 and is housed in a black cloth box with a vellum spine and a black leather label.
  • Condition: the first two leaves, containing the Jonson verses and the title page, are reattached, with fore-edge losses filled in. The following 18 leaves are also reattached: [superscript pi]A2, C1-C6, D1, F1, Y2 (or Y5), 2℗œ5, 2℗œ6, 3℗œ1, and 2a1-2a6. Leaves Y2 and Y5 are both watermarked, indicating that they are not conjugates. In this copy, sheet R1.6 (with R1 missigned R2) is uncorrected, with corrected leaves from another copy or copies bound-in directly after each corresponding leaf.
  • Inscriptions: the recto of the first (Jonson) leaf contains three early, illegible inscriptions and leaves D1, Y5, Z2, g6, [superscript chi]2G1, k1, k2, l4, s6, v1, 2d6, and 2s6 contain marginalia.
  • For Thomas Pennant Barton's own description of this copy as it appeared ca. 1860 or earlier, see: Barton, Thomas Pennant. "Description of a copy of the first folio edition of the plays of William Shakespeare now in the collection of T.P. Barton." (New York: privately printed, 1860). For an extensive description of the condition of this copy in its present state, see: Rasmussen, Eric and Anthony James West. "The Shakespeare First Folios: a descriptive catalogue." (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), p. 607-611.
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1 port.)
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