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This, the first edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as the First Folio. Printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount, the First Folio contains 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 frequently contained significant textual divergences between editions.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Du Guernier, Louis, 1677-1716, engraver; Tonson, Jacob, -1735, bookseller; Plumptre, James, 1770-1832, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Three issues of Tonson's 1734 edition have been identified. In this issue, Tonson's name is in the imprint; the verso of the title page has the catchword: "Hamlet"; the headpiece on p. 5 (sig. A3) is framed; there is no endpiece at foot of p. 107; and the Chetwood advertisement is on p. [108] (leaf E6v).--ESTC
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Okes, Nicholas, printer; Walkley, Thomas, -1658?, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; D'Avenant, William, Sir, 1606-1668; Du Guernier, Louis, 1677-1716, artist; Van der Gucht, Gerard, 1696-1776, engraver; Longman, Thomas, 1699-1755, bookseller; Birt, Samuel, -1755, bookseller; Lintot, Henry, 1703-1758, bookseller; Brindley, John, -1758, bookseller; Hitch, Charles, -1764, bookseller; Hodges, James, Sir, -1774, bookseller; Draper, Somerset, bookseller; New, J., bookseller; Corbet, Charles, Sir, 1734-1808, bookseller; Dodd, Benjamin, -1765,...
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A reprint of the 1750 J. and P. Knapton, [etc.] edition with the songs by Sir William Davenant
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by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Herringman, Henry, -1704, bookseller; Knight, Joseph, active 1684-1691, bookseller; Saunders, Francis, active 1684-1699, bookseller; Roberts, Robert, -1702?, printer; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, bookseller; Goldsmid, Isaac L....
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This, the fourth edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as the Fourth Folio. 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 frequently contained significant textual divergences...
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by Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625, author; Marshall, William, active 1617-1650, engraver; Macock, John, printer; Hills, Henry, -1689? printer; Martyn, John, active 1649-1680, bookseller; Herringman, Henry, -1704, bookseller; Marriot, Richard, active 17th century, bookseller; Cotton, Charles, 1630-1687, former owner; Gaffield, Thomas, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Both authors' names appear within braces
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by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Cotes, Thomas, -1641, printer; Allot, Robert, active 1625-1636?, bookseller; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Aspley, William, -1640, bookseller; Hawkins, Richard, -1637?, bookseller; Meighan, Richard, bookseller; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Heber,...
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This, the second edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as "the second folio." 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...
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by Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645?; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. A morall maske; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. Hannibal and Scipio; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. Covent garden; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. Springs glorie; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. Tottenham Court; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. Vnfortunate mother; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. Bride; Boston Public Library. Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare
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According to Pforzheimer, this set of Nabbes' works was issued by Nicholas Fussell, who had likely purchased rights to the individual plays, in large part from remainder stock owned by Charles Greene. It is unclear how many of the titles bound together in extant copies were originally issued together by Fussell and how many were added in by later owners. Therefore each title is also cataloged separately. See Pfrozheimer for a more detailed description.
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by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Cotes, Thomas, -1641, printer; Cotes, Richard, -1653, printer; Allot, Robert, active 1625-1636?, bookseller; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Aspley, William, -1640, bookseller; Hawkins, Richard, -1637? bookseller; Meighan, Richard, bookseller; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674;...
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This, the second edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as the Second Folio. 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 frequently contained significant textual divergences...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Chetwind, Philip, publisher; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Daniel, Roger, printer; Warren, Alice, printer; Hayes, John, 1633 or 1634-1705, printer; Kinnear, John Gardiner, former owner; Thorpe, Thomas, 1791-1851, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant,...
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This book is commonly known as ́the third folio" and is the third edition, second issue, of the collected plays of William Shakespeare. The so-called ́first folió 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...
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by Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Stansby, William, active 1597-1638, printer; Hole, William, -1624, engraver; Williams, John, former owner. MB; Williams, Mary, former owner. MB; Bracebridge, W., former owner. MB
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The main title page exists in three states, each with a variant imprint. Each play has a separate title page, some with multiple states, and numerous variants exist within the texts. See Greg, as well as Studies in bibliography vol. 40, pages 106-120, vol. 49, pages 149-168, and vol. 50, pages 408-409 for further information
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Wenman, Joseph, -1790, bookseller; Covent Garden Theatre; Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (London, England)
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Printed in two columns
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Tonson, Jacob, -1735, bookseller; Fourdrinier, Paul, 1698-1758, engraver
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Also issued as part of Tonson's edition of the Works of Shakespeare, v. 2, 1735
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by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Hayes, Thomas, -1604?, publisher; Roberts, James, -1618?, printer; Lewis, Charles, 1786-1836, binder; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Signatures: A-I⁴ K².
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by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Jennens, Charles, 1700-1773, editor; Owen, W. (William), -1793, bookseller; Hayman, Francis, 1708-1776, artist; Grignion, Charles, 1721-1810, engraver; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; W. Bowyer and J. Nichols (London, England), printer
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Edited by Charles Jennens (Maslen & Lancaster)
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
by Cary, Elizabeth, Lady, 1585 or 6-1639; Carey, Elizabeth, Lady, 1585 or 6-1639; McKee, Thomas Jefferson, 1840-1899, former owner
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E.C. = Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland. Also sometimes attributed to Lady Elizabeth Berkeley (nee Carey) and to her mother, Lady Elizabeth Carey.--ESTC
Topic: Mariamne, consort of Herod I, King of Judea, ca. 57-ca. 29 B.C
Signatures: A² B-K⁴ L².
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Bradock, Richard, active 1581-1615, printer; Fisher, Thomas, active 1600-1602, bookseller; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Mostly in verse
Printer's name from STC.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Brome, Richard, -1652?; Young, James, active 1642-1653, printer; Dod, Edward, active 1646-1661, bookseller; Ekins, Nathaniel, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner. MB
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Printer's and publishers' names from Greg
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Meighan, Richard, bookseller; Walkley, Thomas, -1658?, bookseller; Beale, John, -1643, printer; Dawson, John, -1648? printer; Alsop, Bernard, printer; Fawcett, Thomas, active 1621-1643, printer; Holte, Lister, Sir, 1720-1770, former owner; Bartlett, A.L., former owner
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Continued from title page: "1. Bartholomew Fayre. 2. The staple of newes. 3. The Divell is an asse."
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by Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625, author; Browne, Jonas, -1718, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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P.62 is misnumbered 63
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by Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625, author; Marshall, William, active 1617-1650, engraver; Macock, John, printer; Hills, Henry, -1689? printer; Martyn, John, active 1649-1680, bookseller; Herringman, Henry, -1704, bookseller; Marriot, Richard, active 17th century, bookseller; Cotton, Charles, 1630-1687, former owner; Gaffield, Thomas, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Both authors' names appear within braces
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Jaggard, William, 1569-1623, printer; Pavier, Thomas, -1625, bookseller; Johnson, Arthur, -1631; Lewis, Charles, 1786-1836, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Printer's and publisher's names from STC
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Young, Robert, -1643, printer; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Lewis, Charles, 1786-1836, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Signatures: A-L⁴ (C2, D2, E2, L2 not signed)
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Massinger, Philip, 1583-1640; Purslowe, Elizabeth, active 1633-1646, printer; Seile, Henry, 1595-1660, printer; Smith, Thomas, autographer; Marsh, Herbert Charles, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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In verse
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by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695, composer; Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736, publisher
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Libretto only (the music, composed by Purcell, "was never published, and it disappeared, probably within a very few years of its production"--DNB)
Topics: Arthur, King, English drama, English drama, Operas
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Chetwind, Philip, publisher; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Daniel, Roger, printer; Warren, Alice, printer; Hayes, John, 1633 or 1634-1705, printer; S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (Firm), auctioneer; Harward, John, former owner; Barton, Thomas...
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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...
By Christopher Marlowe.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Stansby, William, active 1597-1638, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Harris, John, 1791?-1873, facsimilist; Clarke & Bedford, binder
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Printed in 1625. For further information see Hailey, Carter R. "The dating game: new evidence for the dates of Q4 Romeo and Juliet and Q4 Hamlet." Shakespeare quarterly (58.3 (2007)): 367-387
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by D'Ouvilly, George Gerbier; Wilson, William, active 1640-1665, printer; Crofts, Robert, active 1657-1664, bookseller; Ingraham, Edward D. (Edward Duncan), 1793-1854, former owner. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Anonymous. By George Gerbier
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by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Herringman, Henry, -1704, bookseller; Newcomb, Thomas, -1681 or 1682, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Printer's name from Wing CD
Topic: Aurangzeb, Emperor of Hindustan, 1618-1707
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Webster, John, 1580?-1625?, author of introduction, etc; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Aspley, William, -1640, bookseller; Tuckett, Charles, binder; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (Firm), auctioneer
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The Induction is written by John Webster
Errors in paging: p. 41, 44, 45 and 48 numbered 69, 72, 65 and 68 respectively
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by Kirkman, Francis, 1632-approximately 1680, compiler; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, former owner; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner; S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (Firm), auctioneer
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The words "in London ... at other" are bracketed together on title page
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by Dekker, Thomas, approximately 1572-1632; Middleton, Thomas, -1627, attributed name; Allde, Edward, -1627, printer; Rockytt, Henry, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Variously attributed to Thomas Dekker and to Thomas Middleton
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by Brome, Richard, -1652?; Brome, Alexander, 1620-1666, editor; Cross, Thomas, active 1632-1682, engraver; Roycroft, Thomas, -1677, printer; Moseley, Humphrey, -1661, bookseller; Marriot, Richard, active 17th century, bookseller; Dring, Thomas, -1695, bookseller; Feltham, Mary, former owner; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Partly in verse.
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by May, Thomas, 1595-1650; Moseley, Humphrey, -1661, bookseller; May, Thomas, 1595-1650. Tragedie of Cleopatra, Queene of Aegypt; May, Thomas, 1595-1650. Tragedie of Julia Agrippina; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Signatures: A²(-A1, +chi²) B-D¹² E⁴, ²A¹²(-A1, 2; -A11, A12, +chi²) B-D¹² E⁶.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Mayne, Jasper, 1604-1672; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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"The form of the imprint suggests that this edition may have been originally printed for private use. Subsequent copies were included in the collection of J. Mayne's Two Plays, 1658 ... but whether it was inserted in all copies is uncertain. If it was, some copies have since lost it."--Greg
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by Greville, Fulke, Baron Brooke, 1554-1628; Windet, John, -1610, printer; Butter, Nathaniel, -1664, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Published anonymously. By Fulke Greville, Baron Brooke
Signatures: A-I⁴.
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by Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Eld, George, -1624, printer; Thorpe, Thomas, 1570?-1635?, bookseller; Holgate, William, former owner; Riviere, Robert, 1808-1882, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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"Probably a revision by Marston of an earlier play by an unknown author"--Halkett & Laing (2nd ed.)
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by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Sheeres, Henry, Sir, -1710, Author of afterword, colophon, etc; Hindmarsh, Joseph, active 1678-1696, publisher
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The prologue is by Sir Henry Sheeres
Topic: Sebastião, King of Portugal, 1554-1578
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by Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Purfoot, Thomas, -1639 or 1640, printer; Hodgets, John, active 1601-1625, bookseller; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Bridgewater House Library, former owner
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Partly in verse
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by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Troilus and Cressida; Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736, publisher; Swall, Abel, publisher
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Signatures: A⁴ a-b⁴ B-K⁴
Topics: Troilus (Legendary character), Cressida (Fictitious character), Trojan War
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by Rowley, Samuel, d. 1624?; Dekker, Thomas, approximately 1572-1632; Day, John, 1574-1640? Parliament of bees
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Caption and running title: The noble Spanish souldier
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Troilus and Cressida; Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736, publisher; Swall, Abel, publisher
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Signatures: A⁴ a-b⁴ B-K⁴
Topics: Troilus (Legendary character), Cressida (Fictitious character), Trojan War
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by Daborne, Robert, d. 1628; Barrenger, William, d. 1631, bookseller; Okes, Nicholas, printer; English Printing Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; Francis Longe Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; Boston Public Library. Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare
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STC (2nd ed.) identifies the printer as N. Okes
Topics: Ward, John?, fl. 1601-1615, Dansiker
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by Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640; Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640. Tragedie of Darius; Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640. Tragedy of Croesus; Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640. Alexandraean tragedy; Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640. Tragedie of Iulius Caesar; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Blount, Edward, active 1588-1632, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant,...
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"Another issue of the expanded reissue of 1607 in which the original title of The Alexandrean Tragedy, ³A2, is replaced by a cancel (verso blank) bearing an ornament in place of a lace ornament. The cancel is from a wholly different setting"--Greg.
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by Middleton, Thomas, -1627; Dekker, Thomas, approximately 1572-1632, author; Archer, Thomas, active 1603-1634, bookseller; Okes, Nicholas, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Printer's name Cf. STC
Topic: Cutpurse, Moll, 1584?-1659
Signatures: A-Ĺþ
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by Ford, John, 1586-approximately 1640; Purslowe, Elizabeth, active 1633-1646, printer; Seile, Henry, 1595-1660, bookseller; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner; Jolley, Thomas, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (London, England)
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Printer's name from ESTC
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by Tate, Nahum, 1652-1715; Wellington, Richard, -1715, bookseller; Rumball, Edmund, -1702 or 1703, bookseller; Osborne, Thomas, -1743, bookseller; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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An adaptation and alteration of Shakespeare's King Lear by Nahum Tate
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by Heywood, Thomas, approximately 1574-1641; Cooke, Jo., active 1614, attributed name, author; Law, Matthew, -1629, bookseller; Purfoot, Thomas, -1639 or 1640, printer; Wolfreston, Frances, 1607-1677, former owner. MB; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, former owner. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Attributed to Thomas Heywood. Sometimes also attributed to "Joshua Cooke" (i.e. John Cooke?)
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by Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Matthewes, Augustine, printer; Sheares, William, -1662, publisher; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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"Viz. 1. Antonio and Mellida. 2. Antonio's revenge. 3. The tragedie of Sophonisba. 4. What you will. 5. The fawne. 6. The Dutch courtezan."--Title page
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Stansby, William, active 1597-1638, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Crump, John, former owner
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Mostly in verse
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Herringman, Henry, -1704, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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In verse
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Heywood, Thomas, approximately 1574-1641; Legate, John, -1658, printer; Higgenbotham, Richard, -1636, bookseller; Hosmer, Zelotes. [from old catalog], former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Leonard & Co. (Boston, Mass.), auctioneer
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Signatures: A² B-K⁴.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Day, John, 1574-1640?; Rowley, William, 1585?-1642?; Wilkins, George, fl. 1607; Eld, George, d. 1624, printer; Wright, John, d. 1646, bookseller; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner. BRL
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Signatures: A-H⁴.
Topics: Sherley, Thomas, Sir, 1564-1630?, Sherley, Anthony, Sir, 1565-1635?, Sherley, Robert, Sir,...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Sheeres, Henry, Sir, -1710, Author of afterword, colophon, etc; Hindmarsh, Joseph, active 1678-1696, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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The prologue is by Sir Henry Sheeres
Topic: Sebastiao, King of Portugal, 1554-1578
Defoe & Defoeana
by Roome, Edward, -1729; Concanen, Mr. (Matthew), 1701-1749; Yonge, William, Sir, -1755; Brome, Richard, -1652? Jovial crew; J. and R. Tonson, printer
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An alteration of Brome's play, by Roome, Yonge, and Concanen. Cf. DNB
Topic: Ballad operas
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Goffe, Thomas, 1591-1629; Goffe, Thomas, 1591-1629. Raging Turk; Goffe, Thomas, 1591-1629. Courageous Turk; Goffe, Thomas, 1591-1629. Tragedy of Orestes; Bedell, Gabriel, -1668, bookseller; Collins, Thomas, active 1650-1682, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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"The raging Turk", "The courageous Turk", and "The tragedy of Orestes" each have separate dated title page; pagination and register are continuous
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Meighan, Richard, bookseller; Walkley, Thomas, -1658?, bookseller; Beale, John, -1643, printer; Dawson, John, -1648? printer; Alsop, Bernard, printer; Fawcett, Thomas, active 1621-1643, printer; Holte, Lister, Sir, 1720-1770, former owner; Bartlett, A.L., former owner
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Continued from title page: "1. Bartholomew Fayre. 2. The staple of newes. 3. The Divell is an asse."
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dekker, Thomas, ca. 1572-1632; Boston Public Library. Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare
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Signatures: A-K⁴.
Topic: Middleton, Thomas, d. 1627
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Haughton, William, d. 1605; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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STC
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Webster, John, 1580?-1625?
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Mostly in verse
Topics: Virginia, daughter of Virginius (Legendary character), English literature
Signatures: A-M⁴ (M⁴ blank)
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Norton, John, -approximately 1640, printer; Jolley, Thomas, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Signatures: A-K⁴.
Topics: Richard II, King of England, 1367-1400, European drama
Printer's name from STC
Topic: Alexander VI, Pope, 1431-1503
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
by Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689; Flesher, E. (Elizabeth), active 1670-1678?, printer; Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736, bookseller; Moliere, 1622-1673. Malade imaginaire
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Based on several of Moliere's plays, especially on "Le malades imaginaire."
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625, author; Maxwell, Anne, active 1665-1675, printer; Roberts, Robert, -1702? printer; Newman, Dorman, bookseller; Collins, Thomas, active 1650-1682, bookseller; Neal, Simon, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Authors' names bracketed together on title page
OCLC number: ocm04027851
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Lee, Nathaniel, 1653?-1692, author; Bentley, Richard, -1697, publisher; Magnes, Mary, publisher
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ESTC
Topic: Oedipus (Greek mythological figure)
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Fletcher, John, 1579-1625; Brome, Richard, -1652? editor; Harper, Thomas, -1656, printer; Waterson, John, -1656, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Editor's dedication signed: Richard Brome
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Heywood, Thomas, approximately 1574-1641; Jaggard, Isaac, -1627, printer; Lewis, Charles, 1786-1836, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Signatures: A-I⁴.