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Mr. William Shakespear's comedies, histories, and tragedies. Published according to the true original copies. Unto which is added, seven plays, never before printed in folio: viz. Pericles Prince of Tyre, The London prodigal, The history of Thomas Lord Cromwell, Sir John Oldcastle Lord Cobham, The Puritan widow, A Yorkshire tragedy, The tragedy of Locrine

  • Original object type: Artefact
  • Title: Mr. William Shakespear's comedies, histories, and tragedies. Published according to the true original copies. Unto which is added, seven plays, never before printed in folio: viz. Pericles Prince of Tyre, The London prodigal, The history of Thomas Lord Cromwell, Sir John Oldcastle Lord Cobham, The Puritan widow, A Yorkshire tragedy, The tragedy of Locrine
  • Description:

    The 'fourth folio'. 13 5/8 x 8 3/4 inches.

    F.1b. Droeshout's engraving with Ben Jonson's verse 'This figure...' below it. F.2a. Title-page. F.3a-b. 'To the most noble and incomparable pair ...'. F.4a. 'The works ...'. F.5a. 'To the great variety ...'. F.5b -6a 'To the memory ...' Five poems By L. Digges and others. F.6b. 'An epitaph ...'.

    Collation. [Section 1. Comedies] Pp.[11],272 [actually 270], [1]. Pp.107,109,114,190-1,219,246 respectively misnumbered 109,111,411,186-7,221,234. Between pp.254-5 come pp. misnumbered 143 and 254. Ff.1-2 without sigs. A 1-4, A-U in sixes [U 2 bis], X-Z 4 in sixes. [Section 2. Histories] Pp.328. P.93 misnumbered 92. B[b]-Uu in sixes, Xx-Zz in sixes. [Section 3. Tragedies] Pp.303. P.67 misnumbered 76. Aaa-Eee 8 in sixes, Aaa-Ttt in sixes.

    Text considerably modernized from the third folio.

    Indexed in: Wing S 2915.

    Indexed in: Woodward & McManaway 1109, i.e. first (3-publisher) issue.

  • Date range: 1685
  • Date: 1685