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

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

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Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories, and tragedies : published according to the true original copies
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Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories, and tragedies
Title remainder
published according to the true original copies
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Contributor
Auctioneer
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Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
IXA
Citation location within source
  • 121
  • p. 2
  • R212954
  • III, p.1117-8
  • 908
  • S2913
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)
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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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  • 1601-
  • approximately 1556-1630
  • -1627
  • 1588-1635
  • 1572-1642?
  • 1573?-1637
  • 1608-1674
  • -1633
  • 1633 or 1634-1705
  • 1803-1869
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chetwind, Philip
  • Droeshout, Martin
  • Heminge, John
  • Condell, Henry
  • Digges, Leonard
  • Mabbe, James
  • Jonson, Ben
  • Milton, John
  • Holland, Hugh
  • Daniel, Roger
  • Warren, Alice
  • Hayes, John
  • S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (Firm)
  • Harward, John
  • Barton, Thomas Pennant
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Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories, and tragedies : published according to the true original copies
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  • This book, commonly known as "the third folio," is the third edition, first issue of the collected plays of William Shakespeare. 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
  • Printers' names from ESTC and Greg
  • For an in-depth examination of bibliographic variants of the third folio, see: McManaway, James G. "New discoveries in the third folio of Shakespeare," in The papers of The Bibliographical Society of America, v. 70, no. 4 (1976), p. 469-480
  • Signatures: [superscript pi]Áþ b́œ A-2Áœ B́ı C-4D́œ 4Éþ
  • Numerous errors in pagination
  • Title page vignette; head- and tailpieces; initials
  • "The title of this issue is known to exist in two states: in one, the Droeshout portrait (third state) which had been used in the earlier editions is introduced between the fifth lines and the imprint. In the other, that space was left blank."--Pforzheimer
  • In the copy described herein, the portrait appears on the title page, as described by Pforzheimer, while the verses by Ben Jonson appear opposite, on Áv
Edition
The third impression.
Extent
1 online resource ([20], 607, 609-664, 667-715, 714-877, [1] p
Form of item
online
Note
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy bound in 19th-century red morocco triple-panelled in gilt. The spine is panelled and tooled in gilt with two brown leather labels. All text block edges are gilt. Leaves [superscript pi]A1, [superscript pi]A2, and [superscript pi]A3 are remargined, with losses to text of the latter partially reproduced in facsimile. 4E4 is reattached to a stub. An early ex-libris inscription has been erased from the head of the title page. Another early ex-libris is struck out at the head of p. 1. An early inscription on p. 664 (3K2v) reads: "Soe dire a tragidy was never yet as this of Romeo & Juliet." Marginalia is present, sparsely, throughout, including manuscript corrections to Hamlet (see 3S2r, 3S4v). The armorial bookplate of the Barton Library is present on the front pastedown and a Sotheby's auction description, with the price paid by Barton inscribed in his own hand, is laid onto the verso of the front free endpaper. Thomas Pennant Barton purchased this copy through the Harward sale in December, 1858. It is housed in a green cloth box with a black spine label.
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Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories, and tragedies : published according to the true original copies
Link
Publication
Note
  • This book, commonly known as "the third folio," is the third edition, first issue of the collected plays of William Shakespeare. 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
  • Printers' names from ESTC and Greg
  • For an in-depth examination of bibliographic variants of the third folio, see: McManaway, James G. "New discoveries in the third folio of Shakespeare," in The papers of The Bibliographical Society of America, v. 70, no. 4 (1976), p. 469-480
  • Signatures: [superscript pi]Áþ b́œ A-2Áœ B́ı C-4D́œ 4Éþ
  • Numerous errors in pagination
  • Title page vignette; head- and tailpieces; initials
  • "The title of this issue is known to exist in two states: in one, the Droeshout portrait (third state) which had been used in the earlier editions is introduced between the fifth lines and the imprint. In the other, that space was left blank."--Pforzheimer
  • In the copy described herein, the portrait appears on the title page, as described by Pforzheimer, while the verses by Ben Jonson appear opposite, on Áv
Edition
The third impression.
Extent
1 online resource ([20], 607, 609-664, 667-715, 714-877, [1] p
Form of item
online
Note
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy bound in 19th-century red morocco triple-panelled in gilt. The spine is panelled and tooled in gilt with two brown leather labels. All text block edges are gilt. Leaves [superscript pi]A1, [superscript pi]A2, and [superscript pi]A3 are remargined, with losses to text of the latter partially reproduced in facsimile. 4E4 is reattached to a stub. An early ex-libris inscription has been erased from the head of the title page. Another early ex-libris is struck out at the head of p. 1. An early inscription on p. 664 (3K2v) reads: "Soe dire a tragidy was never yet as this of Romeo & Juliet." Marginalia is present, sparsely, throughout, including manuscript corrections to Hamlet (see 3S2r, 3S4v). The armorial bookplate of the Barton Library is present on the front pastedown and a Sotheby's auction description, with the price paid by Barton inscribed in his own hand, is laid onto the verso of the front free endpaper. Thomas Pennant Barton purchased this copy through the Harward sale in December, 1858. It is housed in a green cloth box with a black spine label.
Other physical details
port.)
Specific material designation
remote

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