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Mr. William Shakespear's comedies, histories, & tragedies. Published according to the true original copies. The third impression. And unto this impression is added seven playes, never before printed in folio. Viz. Pericles Prince of Tyre, The London prodigall, The history of Thomas Ld. Cromwell, Sir John Oldcastle Lord Cobham, The Puritan widow, A York-shire tragedy, The tragedy of Locrine

  • Original object type: Artefact
  • Title: Mr. William Shakespear's comedies, histories, & tragedies. Published according to the true original copies. The third impression. And unto this impression is added seven playes, never before printed in folio. Viz. Pericles Prince of Tyre, The London prodigall, The history of Thomas Ld. Cromwell, Sir John Oldcastle Lord Cobham, The Puritan widow, A York-shire tragedy, The tragedy of Locrine
  • Description:

    The 'third folio'. 13 x 8 1/2 inches.

    F.1b. 'To the reader', signed B.I. [Ben Jonson]. F.2b. Droeshout's engraving with Jonson's verse 'This figure...' below it. F.3a. Title-page. F.4a-b. 'To the great variety ...'. F.5a. 'To the memory ...' signed L. Digges. F.5b. 'Upon the effigies ...', and 'To the memory ...' signed J.M. F.6a-b - F.7a. 'To the memory ...' signed Ben Johnson. F.7b - 8a-b. 'On worthy Mr. Shakespeare ...'. F.9a-b. 'An epitaph ...'. F.10a. 'The works ...'. F.10b. 'A catalogue of all the comedies ...'.

    Pagination continuous. Pp.108,196,201,203,223,373,428,576,619,659,779,858,861,868,873,875,876 respectively misnumbered 56,194,103,103,123,374,433,556,617,657,787,859,961,669,973,879,996. Ff. 1-4 withoug sigs., b 1-6, A-I in sixes, K-T in sixes, V 1-6, X-Z in sixes, Aa-Bb in sixes, Cc-Ii in sixes, Kk-Tt in sixes, Vv 1-6, Xx-Zz in sixes, aaa-Ttt in sixes, Vvv 1-6, Xxx-Zzz in sixes, Aaaa - Eeee 4 in sixes.

    Test considerably modernised, in opening lines of 'Midsummer night's dream' 'young man's revenue' for 'yong mans revennew'.

    Indexed in: Wing S 2914.

  • Date range: 1664
  • Date: 1664