The Resource Twenty of the plays of Shakespeare : being the whole number printed in quarto during his life-time, or before the Restoration, collated where there were different copies, and publish'd from the originals, by George Steevens, Esq., in four volumes

Twenty of the plays of Shakespeare : being the whole number printed in quarto during his life-time, or before the Restoration, collated where there were different copies, and publish'd from the originals, by George Steevens, Esq., in four volumes

Label
Twenty of the plays of Shakespeare : being the whole number printed in quarto during his life-time, or before the Restoration
Title
Twenty of the plays of Shakespeare
Title remainder
being the whole number printed in quarto during his life-time, or before the Restoration
Statement of responsibility
collated where there were different copies, and publish'd from the originals, by George Steevens, Esq., in four volumes
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Contributor
Bookseller
Editor
Former owner
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Member of
Action
Cataloged
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • Shakespeare, p. 14, no. 137
  • T140378
  • p. 501-502
Citation source
  • Boston Public Library. Barton collection catalogue
  • ESTC
  • Jaggard, W. Shakespeare bibliography
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Shakespeare Collection (Collection of Distinction)
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1564-1616
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shakespeare, William
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR2752
LC item number
.S8 1766
Literary form
dramas
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1736-1800
  • 1719-1799
  • 1803-1869
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Steevens, George
  • Payne, Thomas
  • Richardson, W.
  • Barton, Thomas Pennant
  • J. and R. Tonson
Label
Twenty of the plays of Shakespeare : being the whole number printed in quarto during his life-time, or before the Restoration, collated where there were different copies, and publish'd from the originals, by George Steevens, Esq., in four volumes
Link
https://archive.org/details/twentyofplaysofs01shak
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • This is the small paper issue, where the text-block is approximately 2.8 cm thick. Twelve copies were also issued on heavy paper, cataloged separately, where the text-block is approximately 4.1 cm thick
  • Each volume with a general and volume title page, each play with an individual play title page. The whole set is unpaginated
Contents
v. 1. A midsommer nights dreame, 1600 ; A pleasant comedy of the merry wiues of Windsor, 1619 ; The merry wiues of Windsor, 1630 ; Much adoe about nothing, 1600 ; The comicall history of the merchant of Venice, 1600 ; Loues labour's lost, 1631 -- v. 2. The taming of the shrew, 1631 ; The history of King Lear, 1608 ; The troublesome raigne of King Iohn, in two parts, 1611 ; The tragedie of Richard the Second, 1615 ; The historie of Henry the Fourth, 1613 ; The second part of Henry the Fourth, 1600 -- v. 3. The chronicle history of Henry the Fift, 1608 ; The contention of the two famous houses of Lancaster and Yorke, in two parts, (no date) ; The tragedie of Richard the Third, 1612 ; The most lamentable tragedie of Titus Andronicus, 1611 ; The history of Troylus and Cresseida, 1609 -- v. 4. The most excellent tragedie of Romeo and Iuliet, 1597 ; The most lamentable tragedie of Romeo and Iuliet, 1609 ; The tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke, 1611 ; The tragedy of Othello, the Moore of Venice, 1622 ; Shakespeares sonnets and Louers complaint, 1609 ; The history of King Leir and his three daughters, 1605
Extent
1 online resource (4 v.)
Form of item
online
Note
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy bound in early polished calf panelled in double-ruled gilt. The spines are ruled in gilt with black leather labels. The top edges of all text blocks are gilt. The armorial bookplate of the Barton Library is present on the front pastedowns. Present at the front of volume 1 are three manuscript items: laid onto the verso of the front free endpaper is a slip with binder's instructions. Tipped to the recto of the front flyleaf is a manuscript letter from George Steevens dated Aug. 2, 1780. Bound-in before the title page is a folded sheet with a two-page bibliographic inscription initialed by Thomas Pennant Barton.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Twenty of the plays of Shakespeare : being the whole number printed in quarto during his life-time, or before the Restoration, collated where there were different copies, and publish'd from the originals, by George Steevens, Esq., in four volumes
Link
https://archive.org/details/twentyofplaysofs01shak
Publication
Note
  • This is the small paper issue, where the text-block is approximately 2.8 cm thick. Twelve copies were also issued on heavy paper, cataloged separately, where the text-block is approximately 4.1 cm thick
  • Each volume with a general and volume title page, each play with an individual play title page. The whole set is unpaginated
Contents
v. 1. A midsommer nights dreame, 1600 ; A pleasant comedy of the merry wiues of Windsor, 1619 ; The merry wiues of Windsor, 1630 ; Much adoe about nothing, 1600 ; The comicall history of the merchant of Venice, 1600 ; Loues labour's lost, 1631 -- v. 2. The taming of the shrew, 1631 ; The history of King Lear, 1608 ; The troublesome raigne of King Iohn, in two parts, 1611 ; The tragedie of Richard the Second, 1615 ; The historie of Henry the Fourth, 1613 ; The second part of Henry the Fourth, 1600 -- v. 3. The chronicle history of Henry the Fift, 1608 ; The contention of the two famous houses of Lancaster and Yorke, in two parts, (no date) ; The tragedie of Richard the Third, 1612 ; The most lamentable tragedie of Titus Andronicus, 1611 ; The history of Troylus and Cresseida, 1609 -- v. 4. The most excellent tragedie of Romeo and Iuliet, 1597 ; The most lamentable tragedie of Romeo and Iuliet, 1609 ; The tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke, 1611 ; The tragedy of Othello, the Moore of Venice, 1622 ; Shakespeares sonnets and Louers complaint, 1609 ; The history of King Leir and his three daughters, 1605
Extent
1 online resource (4 v.)
Form of item
online
Note
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy bound in early polished calf panelled in double-ruled gilt. The spines are ruled in gilt with black leather labels. The top edges of all text blocks are gilt. The armorial bookplate of the Barton Library is present on the front pastedowns. Present at the front of volume 1 are three manuscript items: laid onto the verso of the front free endpaper is a slip with binder's instructions. Tipped to the recto of the front flyleaf is a manuscript letter from George Steevens dated Aug. 2, 1780. Bound-in before the title page is a folded sheet with a two-page bibliographic inscription initialed by Thomas Pennant Barton.
Specific material designation
remote

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