The Resource The plays of William Shakespeare : in eight volumes : with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators, to which are added notes by Sam. Johnson

The plays of William Shakespeare : in eight volumes : with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators, to which are added notes by Sam. Johnson

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The plays of William Shakespeare : in eight volumes : with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators
Title
The plays of William Shakespeare
Title remainder
in eight volumes : with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators
Statement of responsibility
to which are added notes by Sam. Johnson
Creator
Contributor
Bookseller
Editor
Engraver
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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Cataloging source
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Citation location within source
  • Shakespeare p. 3
  • N12071
  • p. 501
  • 4559
Citation source
  • Boston Public Library. Barton collection catalogue
  • ESTC
  • Jaggard, W. Shakespeare bibliography
  • Maslen & Lancaster. Bowyer ledgers
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare and Shakespeariana (Boston Public Library)
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1564-1616
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shakespeare, William
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
dramas
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1709-1784
  • 1688-1744
  • 1677-1746
  • 1688-1744
  • 1698-1779
  • 1674-1718
  • -1767
  • 1720-1792
  • 1724-1770
  • 1731-1797
  • -1804
  • -1783
  • 1734-1808
  • 1719-1784
  • 1715-1785
  • -1767
  • 1684-1756
  • 1803-1869
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Pope, Alexander
  • Hanmer, Thomas
  • Theobald
  • Warburton, William
  • Rowe, Nicholas
  • Woodfall, H.
  • Rivington, John
  • Baldwin, Richard
  • Longman, Thomas
  • Johnston, W.
  • Caslon, Thomas
  • Corbet, Charles
  • Lowndes, Thomas
  • Strahan, William
  • Reeves, John
  • Vertue, George
  • Barton, Thomas Pennant
  • J. and R. Tonson
  • Hawes, Clarke and Collins
  • Executors of B. Dodd (London, England)
  • W. Bowyer and J. Nichols (London, England)
Label
The plays of William Shakespeare : in eight volumes : with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators, to which are added notes by Sam. Johnson
Link
https://archive.org/details/playsofwilliamsh01shak_1
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • The second of two 1765 editions with different settings of type; in this edition Woodfall is listed as the second bookseller in the imprints of volumes 1-2, and Johnson's preface is paged continuously with other prefatory matter, [i]-clv [i.e. clxxv]
  • Contains the plays only
  • Vol. 1 with a general title page. Volumes 1-8 with dated volume title pages. Volumes 2-8 with volume divisional-titles reading: "the plays of William Shakespeare". All plays with a half-title
  • Engraved frontispiece lettered: G. Vertue sculpsit
  • Vol. 1 with the prefaces of Johnson, Pope, Theobald, Hanmer, and Warburton, and Some account of the life, &c. of Mr. William Shakespear by Rowe. Vol. 8 with an appendix
  • Part of v. 2-4 printed by William Bowyer; his records show 750 copies printed; William Strahan printed v. 7-8, and [John?] Reeves printed part of v. 4
Contents
v. 1. Tempest ; Midsummer night's dream ; Two gentlemen of Verona ; Measure for measure ; Merchant of Venice -- v. 2. As you like it ; Love's labour's lost ; Winter's tale ; Twelfth-night ; Merry wives of Windsor -- v. 3. Taming of the shrew ; Comedy of errors ; Much ado about nothing ; All's well that ends well ; King John -- v. 4. King Richard II ; King Henry IV, part 1 ; King Henry IV, part 2 ; Henry V ; King Henry VI, part 1 -- v. 5. King Henry VI, part 2 ; King Henry VI, part 3 ; King Richard III ; King Henry VIII -- v. 6. King Lear ; Timon of Athens ; Titus Andronicus ; Macbeth ; Coriolanus -- v. 7. Julius Caesar ; Antony and Cleopatra ; Cymbeline ; Troilus and Cressida -- v. 8. Romeo and Juliet ; Hamlet ; Othello
Extent
1 online resource (8 v.
Form of item
online
Note
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy quarterbound in brown morocco and papier tourniquet (as described by Wolfe in Marbled papers). Vol. 2 has been rebacked in the same manner as all other volumes, but retains earlier sprinkled calf boards, as bound, by James Mackenzie. All top edges are gilt. The armorial bookplate of the Barton Library is present on the front pastedowns.
Other physical details
1 port. (engraving))
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The plays of William Shakespeare : in eight volumes : with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators, to which are added notes by Sam. Johnson
Link
https://archive.org/details/playsofwilliamsh01shak_1
Publication
Note
  • The second of two 1765 editions with different settings of type; in this edition Woodfall is listed as the second bookseller in the imprints of volumes 1-2, and Johnson's preface is paged continuously with other prefatory matter, [i]-clv [i.e. clxxv]
  • Contains the plays only
  • Vol. 1 with a general title page. Volumes 1-8 with dated volume title pages. Volumes 2-8 with volume divisional-titles reading: "the plays of William Shakespeare". All plays with a half-title
  • Engraved frontispiece lettered: G. Vertue sculpsit
  • Vol. 1 with the prefaces of Johnson, Pope, Theobald, Hanmer, and Warburton, and Some account of the life, &c. of Mr. William Shakespear by Rowe. Vol. 8 with an appendix
  • Part of v. 2-4 printed by William Bowyer; his records show 750 copies printed; William Strahan printed v. 7-8, and [John?] Reeves printed part of v. 4
Contents
v. 1. Tempest ; Midsummer night's dream ; Two gentlemen of Verona ; Measure for measure ; Merchant of Venice -- v. 2. As you like it ; Love's labour's lost ; Winter's tale ; Twelfth-night ; Merry wives of Windsor -- v. 3. Taming of the shrew ; Comedy of errors ; Much ado about nothing ; All's well that ends well ; King John -- v. 4. King Richard II ; King Henry IV, part 1 ; King Henry IV, part 2 ; Henry V ; King Henry VI, part 1 -- v. 5. King Henry VI, part 2 ; King Henry VI, part 3 ; King Richard III ; King Henry VIII -- v. 6. King Lear ; Timon of Athens ; Titus Andronicus ; Macbeth ; Coriolanus -- v. 7. Julius Caesar ; Antony and Cleopatra ; Cymbeline ; Troilus and Cressida -- v. 8. Romeo and Juliet ; Hamlet ; Othello
Extent
1 online resource (8 v.
Form of item
online
Note
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy quarterbound in brown morocco and papier tourniquet (as described by Wolfe in Marbled papers). Vol. 2 has been rebacked in the same manner as all other volumes, but retains earlier sprinkled calf boards, as bound, by James Mackenzie. All top edges are gilt. The armorial bookplate of the Barton Library is present on the front pastedowns.
Other physical details
1 port. (engraving))
Specific material designation
remote

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