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Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories, and tragedies : published according to the true originall copies

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Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories, and tragedies : published according to the true originall copies
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Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories, and tragedies
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published according to the true originall copies
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Genre
Language
eng
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Cataloging source
DFo
Citation location within source
  • 120
  • p. 2
  • S111235
  • III, p. 1113-15[dagger]
  • 906
  • 22274a
Citation source
  • Bartlett, H.C. Shakespeare early editions
  • Boston Public Library. Barton collection catalogue
  • ESTC
  • Greg
  • Pforzheimer
  • STC (2nd ed.)
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Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare and Shakespeariana (Boston Public Library)
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1564-1616
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Shakespeare, William
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
dramas
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • -1641
  • active 1625-1636?
  • -1641
  • -1640
  • -1637?
  • 1601-
  • approximately 1556-1630
  • -1627
  • 1588-1635
  • 1572-1642?
  • 1573?-1637
  • 1608-1674
  • -1633
  • 1773-1833
  • 1803-1869
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  • Cotes, Thomas
  • Allot, Robert
  • Smethwicke, John
  • Aspley, William
  • Hawkins, Richard
  • Meighan, Richard
  • Droeshout, Martin
  • Heminge, John
  • Condell, Henry
  • Digges, Leonard
  • Mabbe, James
  • Jonson, Ben
  • Milton, John
  • Holland, Hugh
  • Heber, Richard
  • Barton, Thomas Pennant
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Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories, and tragedies : published according to the true originall copies
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Note
  • This, the second edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as "the second folio." The so-called "first folio" 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
  • 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. "An epitaph on the admirable dramaticke," included for the first time in the second folio, is Milton's first published poem
  • This edition was issued with numerous variant imprints, each reflecting the names of different booksellers who had shares in the venture. Remainder stock was reissued, probably ca. 1641 and again at a later date. See: Todd, W.B., "Issues and states of the Second Folio", in Studies in bibliography, v.5 (1952-53), p. [81]-108. Greg also enumerates these variants
  • Colophon: Printed at London by Thomas Cotes, for John Smethwick, William Aspley, Richard Hawkins, Richard Meighen, and Robert Allot, 1632
  • Signatures: [superscript pi]Áœ *́þ A-2B́œ 2C℗ø a-ýœ 2a-3ćœ 3d́þ
  • Numerous missigned leaves and errors in pagination are present. See Greg for further detail
  • Title page vignette (Droeshout portrait); head- and tailpieces; initials
Edition
The second impression.
Extent
1 online resource ([20], 303, [1], 46, 49-100, [2], 69-232, 168, 269-419, [1] pages
Form of item
online
Note
  • Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy bound in modern red morocco with raised spine bands and housed in a green cloth box. All text block edges are gilt. The final leaf (3d4) is remargined. Leaf [superscript pi]A1 is rebacked. All leaves of front matter appear to be tipped-in, though tight gutters preclude definitive examination. Additional leaves that have been similarly treated include: C4, G1, S2, S3, Z6, 2A1, a2, d1, 2d5, 2h2, 2i3-2i5, 2t6, 2v1, and 3d3. Richard Heber's inscription and ink stamp are both present on the front flyleaf recto. The armorial bookplate of the Barton Library is present on the front pastedown.
  • Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy contains front matter that displays the typographical peculiarities characteristic of the first issue, variant Ib, as described by W.B. Todd. However, because the issues and variants are differentiated via their front matter, the entirety of this copy cannot be conclusively ascribed to any one of them.
Other physical details
port.)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories, and tragedies : published according to the true originall copies
Link
Publication
Note
  • This, the second edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as "the second folio." The so-called "first folio" 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
  • 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. "An epitaph on the admirable dramaticke," included for the first time in the second folio, is Milton's first published poem
  • This edition was issued with numerous variant imprints, each reflecting the names of different booksellers who had shares in the venture. Remainder stock was reissued, probably ca. 1641 and again at a later date. See: Todd, W.B., "Issues and states of the Second Folio", in Studies in bibliography, v.5 (1952-53), p. [81]-108. Greg also enumerates these variants
  • Colophon: Printed at London by Thomas Cotes, for John Smethwick, William Aspley, Richard Hawkins, Richard Meighen, and Robert Allot, 1632
  • Signatures: [superscript pi]Áœ *́þ A-2B́œ 2C℗ø a-ýœ 2a-3ćœ 3d́þ
  • Numerous missigned leaves and errors in pagination are present. See Greg for further detail
  • Title page vignette (Droeshout portrait); head- and tailpieces; initials
Edition
The second impression.
Extent
1 online resource ([20], 303, [1], 46, 49-100, [2], 69-232, 168, 269-419, [1] pages
Form of item
online
Note
  • Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy bound in modern red morocco with raised spine bands and housed in a green cloth box. All text block edges are gilt. The final leaf (3d4) is remargined. Leaf [superscript pi]A1 is rebacked. All leaves of front matter appear to be tipped-in, though tight gutters preclude definitive examination. Additional leaves that have been similarly treated include: C4, G1, S2, S3, Z6, 2A1, a2, d1, 2d5, 2h2, 2i3-2i5, 2t6, 2v1, and 3d3. Richard Heber's inscription and ink stamp are both present on the front flyleaf recto. The armorial bookplate of the Barton Library is present on the front pastedown.
  • Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy contains front matter that displays the typographical peculiarities characteristic of the first issue, variant Ib, as described by W.B. Todd. However, because the issues and variants are differentiated via their front matter, the entirety of this copy cannot be conclusively ascribed to any one of them.
Other physical details
port.)
Specific material designation
remote

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