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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library

The Thomas Pennant Barton Collection is acknowledged as one of the largest and most comprehensive collections in a public institution focusing on the writings of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The collection was the first in the United States to include the first four folios of the collected works of William Shakespeare, as well as some 45 early quarto editions of individual plays, many published during Shakespeare’s lifetime. As the preeminent Shakespeare collection from 19th-centu...



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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Holinshed, Raphael, -1580?; Stanyhurst, Richard, 1547-1618; Harrison, William, 1534-1593; Fleming, Abraham, 1552?-1607; Stow, John, 1525?-1605; Thynne, Francis, 1545?-1608; Hooker, John, 1526?-1601; Boece, Hector, 1465?-1536. Historia Gentis Scotorum; Giraldus, Cambrensis, 1146?-1223? Expugnatio Hibernica; Denham, Henry, -1589?, printer; Harrison, John, -1617, bookseller; Bishop, George, -1611, bookseller; Newbery, Ralph, -1604, bookseller; Woodcock, Thomas, -1594, bookseller; Barton, Thomas...
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The edition statement follows the statement of responsibility on the title page of vol. 1
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.
Imprint from colophon, date from title page.
Topics: Witchcraft, Magic, Demonology
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Wolfe, Reyner, -1573; Harrison, William, 1534-1593; Stanyhurst, Richard, 1547-1618; Bynneman, Henry, -1583, printer; Harrison, John, -1617, bookseller; Higgs, William Simonds, former owner; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This, the first edition of a work commonly known as Holinshed's Chronicles, was issued under four variant imprints, each bearing the name of a different bookseller (J. Harrison, L. Harrison, J. Hunne, G. Bishop). According to Pforzheimer, "many copies have been made-up by later owners who combined parts having different imprints." The copy described herein is one such example, with part 1 bearing the imprint of John Harrison, and parts 2 (The historie of Ireland) and 3 (The chronicles...
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
Title page in red and black ink
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D; Sandys, George, 1578-1644, translator; Cleyn, Franz, 1590?-1658, artist; Savery, Salomon, 1594-1665, engraver; Virgil. Aeneis. Liber 1. English; Lichfield, John, active 1605-1635, printer; Stansby, William, active 1597-1638, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB (RL); Dallaway, James, 1763-1834, former owner. MB (RL); Cutter, Abram Edmands, 1822- former owner. MB (RL)
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Additional place of imprint and printer from ESTC
Topic: Metamorphosis
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Holinshed, Raphael, -1580?; Stanyhurst, Richard, 1547-1618; Harrison, William, 1534-1593; Fleming, Abraham, 1552?-1607; Stow, John, 1525?-1605; Thynne, Francis, 1545?-1608; Hooker, John, 1526?-1601; Boece, Hector, 1465?-1536. Historia Gentis Scotorum; Giraldus, Cambrensis, 1146?-1223? Expugnatio Hibernica; Denham, Henry, -1589?, printer; Harrison, John, -1617, bookseller; Bishop, George, -1611, bookseller; Newbery, Ralph, -1604, bookseller; Woodcock, Thomas, -1594, bookseller; Barton, Thomas...
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The edition statement follows the statement of responsibility on the title page of vol. 1
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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Printer's name from STC
Vol 1 has half title, preface and indices of places and persons visited prior to frontispiece and title page
Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Processions, Visits of state, Monarchy
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Loyer, Pierre le, 1550-1634; Jones, Zachary, translator; James I, King of England, 1566-1625, dedicatee; Catherine de Medicis, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of France, 1519-1589, dedicatee; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Lownes, Matthew, -1625, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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A translation by Zachary Jones of: Loyer, Pierre le. Discours des spectres, ou visions et apparitions d'esprits, comme anges, demons, at ames, se monstrans visibles aux hommes
Topics: Apparitions, Demonology, Supernatural
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Boswell, James, 1778-1822, editor; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Farmer, Richard, 1735-1797, author of introduction; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, author of introduction; Capell, Edward, 1713-1781, author of introduction; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author of introduction; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, author of introduction; Moore, Samuel, fl.1821-1842, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant,...
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Edited by James Boswell, the younger, to whom Malone left his materials for a new edition (Malone's first edition appeared in 1790 in 10 vols.) "'Boswell's Malone' is generally known as the 'third variorum' edition of Shakespeare". cf. Dict. nat. biog., v. 35, p. 437
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Wolfe, Reyner, -1573; Harrison, William, 1534-1593; Stanyhurst, Richard, 1547-1618; Bynneman, Henry, -1583, printer; Harrison, John, -1617, bookseller; Higgs, William Simonds, former owner; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This, the first edition of a work commonly known as Holinshed's Chronicles, was issued under four variant imprints, each bearing the name of a different bookseller (J. Harrison, L. Harrison, J. Hunne, G. Bishop). According to Pforzheimer, "many copies have been made-up by later owners who combined parts having different imprints." The copy described herein is one such example, with part 1 bearing the imprint of John Harrison, and parts 2 (The historie of Ireland) and 3 (The chronicles...
Topic: Great Britain -- History -- Early works to 1800
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
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...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Ley, Jacob, former owner; Strahan, William, 1715-1785, publisher; Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802, publisher
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According to both Norton and to Rothschild, vol. 1 was issued in two states. In this copy the peculiarities of format, printing, and publication ascribed to the first edition, second state of vol. 1 are all present. In particular, leaves X4, a4, and b2 are not cancelled. Vol. 2 of this copy is, however, taken from the second edition. See both bibliographies for further detail on the publication history of the various editions
Topics: Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D, Byzantine Empire -- History
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Gower, John, 1325?-1408; Berthelet, Thomas, printer; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Wayland, H., former owner; Northmore, Thomas, 1766-1851, former owner; Griswold, Almon Whiting, former owner; Winsor, Justin, 1831-1897, autographer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Bedford, Francis, 1799-1883, binder
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Signatures: *́œ A-2Íœ
Vol 1 has half title, preface and indices of places and persons visited prior to frontispiece and title page
Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Processions, Visits of state, Monarchy
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Price, Uvedale, Sir, 1747-1829; Lauder, Thomas Dick, Sir, 1784-1848, contributor
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Engraved title vignette
Topics: Landscape gardening, Aesthetics
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
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...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, editor; Fairholt, F. W. (Frederick William), 1814-1866, illustrator; Horsfall, Francis, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Adlard, James Evan, printer; C. and J. Adlard, printer
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Issued in a limited edition of 150 copies
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Manuscripts, English, Paleography, English
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
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 Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784; Cave, Edward, 1691-1754, publisher; Roberts, James, 1668 or 1669-1754, bookseller; Bindley, James, 1739-1818, forer owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Anonymous. By Samuel Johnson
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Hanmer, Thomas, Sir, 1677-1746
"An addition in proese to the second booke of Albions England", Y5r-Z7r; "An epitome of the whole historie of England", Z8r-2C7v
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Olearius, Adam, 1603-1671; Le Cène, Michel-Charles, 1683?-1743, publisher; Wicquefort, Abraham de, 1606-1682, translator; Aa, Pieter van der, 1659-1733, editor; Sartorius, Jakob Christoph, engraver; Witsen, Nicolaas, 1641-1717, engraver; Berthot, libraire, bookseller
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The original Offt begehrte Beschreibung der newen orientalischen Reise ... appeared in 1647, including J.A. von Mandelslo's short account of his voyage in India and Africa (first published in 1645). The voyages of Mandelslo, edited from his papers, were published by Olearius in 1658. The first edition of Wicquefort's translation appeared in Paris, 1656; the 2nd, "augmentée ... d'une 2de partie contenant le voyage de Jean Albert de Mandeslo, Paris 1659, and Leyde, P. van der Aa, 1719, 4...
Topic: Voyages and travels
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, editor; Fairholt, F. W. (Frederick William), 1814-1866, illustrator; Horsfall, Francis, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Adlard, James Evan, printer; C. and J. Adlard, printer
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Issued in a limited edition of 150 copies
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,...
Vols. 3-4 (called also pt. 1-2 of v. 3) paged continuously
Topics: James I, King of England, 1566-1625, Pageants
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
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; 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.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, editor; Birt, Samuel, -1755, bookseller; Longman, Thomas, 1699-1755, bookseller; Lintot, Henry, 1703-1758, bookseller; Hitch, Charles, -1764, bookseller; Brindley, John, -1758, bookseller; Draper, Somerset, bookseller; Dodd, Benjamin, -1765, bookseller; Van der Gucht, Benjamin, -1794, engraver; Platt, Isaac Hull, 1853-1912, former owner; John and Paul Knapton (Firm), bookseller; J. and R. Tonson, bookseller
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Vol. 1 has general title page; v. 2-8, each has special title page only
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Ley, Jacob, former owner; Strahan, William, 1715-1785, publisher; Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802, publisher
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According to both Norton and to Rothschild, vol. 1 was issued in two states. In this copy the peculiarities of format, printing, and publication ascribed to the first edition, second state of vol. 1 are all present. In particular, leaves X4, a4, and b2 are not cancelled. Vol. 2 of this copy is, however, taken from the second edition. See both bibliographies for further detail on the publication history of the various editions
Topics: Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D, Byzantine Empire -- History
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, editor; Fairholt, F. W. (Frederick William), 1814-1866, illustrator; Horsfall, Francis, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Adlard, James Evan, printer; C. and J. Adlard, printer
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Issued in a limited edition of 150 copies
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
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
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
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.
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...
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
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Orrery, Charles Boyle, Earl of, 1674-1731; Lansdowne, George Granville, Baron, 1667-1735, Author of afterword, colophon, etc; Parker, Richard, active 1692-1725, publisher; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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By Charles Boyle, Earl of Orrery. The publication date is a misprint. Cf. ESTC
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, editor; Field, Robert, 1769?-1819, engraver; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Diamond, Maria E., former owner; Condie, Thomas, 1775?-1814, binder; Bioren & Madan, publisher
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The first edition of Shakespeare's Works produced outside the British Isles (Jaggard)
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 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 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
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Pettie, George, 1548-1589; Eld, George, -1624, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Twelve tales, mainly classical
Vol 1 has half title, preface and indices of places and persons visited prior to frontispiece and title page
Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Processions, Visits of state, Monarchy
General t.p. in v. 1 only; each volume and each play has special t.p
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599; Creede, Thomas, d. 1619?, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Ponsonby, William, 1546?-1604, bookseller; Thomas Pennant Barton Collection (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL)
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Colophon: London. Printed by T.C. for William Ponsonbie. 1595
Topic: Sidney, Philip, Sir, 1554-1586
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592; Florio, John, 1553?-1625, translator; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Blount, Edward, active 1588-1632, bookseller; James I, King of England, 1566-1625, attributed name, former owner; Gordon, Robert, 1580-1656, former owner; Hemenway, Augustus, former owner; Collier, John Payne, 1789-1883, autographer; Matthews, Alfred, binder
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A translation of: Essais
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, editor; Way, Benjamin, former owner; Jolley, Thomas, former owner
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Each volume has a volume title page, half-title, and a title page for each play; vol. 1 has a title page for the set and no half title
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, editor; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Hanmer, Thomas, Sir, 1677-1746, author of introduction; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, author of introduction; Warburton, William, 1698-1779, author of introduction; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Woodfall, H. (Henry), -1767, bookseller; Rivington, John, 1720-1792, bookseller; Baldwin, Richard, 1724-1770, bookseller; Longman, Thomas, 1731-1797,...
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The second of two 1765 editions with different settings of type; in this edition Woodfall is listed as the second bookseller in the imprints of volumes 1-2, and Johnson's preface is paged continuously with other prefatory matter, [i]-clv [i.e. clxxv]
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Curll, Edmund, 1675-1747, publisher; Gildon, Charles, 1665-1724, author; Sanger, Egbert, publisher; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, associated name; Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736, associated name; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Intended by Curll to accompany the ordinary paper issue of Rowe's edition of Shakespeare's plays, published by Tonson in 6 v. in 1709
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Theater
Signatures: A² B-K⁴ L².
Title page in red and black ink
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Boswell, James, 1778-1822, editor; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Farmer, Richard, 1735-1797, author of introduction; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, author of introduction; Capell, Edward, 1713-1781, author of introduction; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author of introduction; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, author of introduction; Moore, Samuel, fl.1821-1842, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant,...
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Edited by James Boswell, the younger, to whom Malone left his materials for a new edition (Malone's first edition appeared in 1790 in 10 vols.) "'Boswell's Malone' is generally known as the 'third variorum' edition of Shakespeare". cf. Dict. nat. biog., v. 35, p. 437
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
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Langbaine, Gerard, 1656-1692; Lichfield, Leonard, active 1687-1749, printer; Clements, Henry, -1721, bookseller; West, George, active 1650-1707, bookseller; G.3924.6 Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; G.3924.6 Oldys, William, 1696-1761, annotator. MB; G.3924.6 Percy, Thomas, 1729-1811, annotator. MB
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Printer's name from Pforzheimer catalogue
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, English drama, Opera, Theater
Printer's name from STC.
General t.p. in v. 1 only; each volume and each play has special t.p
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Bourne, William, -1583; Dawson, Thomas, -1620, printer; Woodcock, Thomas, -1594, publisher; Honeyman, Thomas IV, former owner
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Printer's name from STC
Topics: Cartography, Measurement, Hydrology
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
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)
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, editor; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Hanmer, Thomas, Sir, 1677-1746, author of introduction; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, author of introduction; Warburton, William, 1698-1779, author of introduction; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Woodfall, H. (Henry), -1767, bookseller; Rivington, John, 1720-1792, bookseller; Baldwin, Richard, 1724-1770, bookseller; Longman, Thomas, 1731-1797,...
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The second of two 1765 editions with different settings of type; in this edition Woodfall is listed as the second bookseller in the imprints of volumes 1-2, and Johnson's preface is paged continuously with other prefatory matter, [i]-clv [i.e. clxxv]
Title page in red and black ink
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
Epistle dedicatory signed: James Howell
Topic: Jews
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, editor; Way, Benjamin, former owner; Jolley, Thomas, former owner
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Each volume has a volume title page, half-title, and a title page for each play; vol. 1 has a title page for the set and no half title
Incunabula
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Imprint from Incunabula short title catalogue.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Capell, Edward, 1713-1781, editor; Leach, Dryden, printer; Miller, J., active 1760? engraver; Lewis, Charles, 1786-1836, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; J. and R. Tonson, bookseller
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Editor's dedication signed and dated: "Edward Capell. Nov. 9, 1767."
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
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Milton, John, 1608-1674; Milton, John, 1608-1674. Poemata; Lawes, Henry, 1596-1662; Marshall, William, active 1617-1650, engraver; Raworth, Ruth, printer; Moseley, Humphrey, -1661, 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 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
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
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 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, editor; Fairholt, F. W. (Frederick William), 1814-1866, illustrator; Horsfall, Francis, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Adlard, James Evan, printer; C. and J. Adlard, printer
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Issued in a limited edition of 150 copies
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Manuscripts, English, Paleography, English
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
Preface signed: S.H
Topics: Weston, William, 1550-1615, Catholic Church, Exorcism
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, editor; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718. Some account of the life, &c. of Mr. William Shakespear; Tonson, Jacob, -1735, bookseller; Vertue, George, 1684-1756, engraver; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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With a cancel general title page and the original title pages to vols. 2-6 bearing the title "The works of Mr. William Shakespear" and the imprint: Printed for Jacob Tonson, MDCCXXIII
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 Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Ley, Jacob, former owner; Strahan, William, 1715-1785, publisher; Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802, publisher
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According to both Norton and to Rothschild, vol. 1 was issued in two states. In this copy the peculiarities of format, printing, and publication ascribed to the first edition, second state of vol. 1 are all present. In particular, leaves X4, a4, and b2 are not cancelled. Vol. 2 of this copy is, however, taken from the second edition. See both bibliographies for further detail on the publication history of the various editions
Topics: Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D, Byzantine Empire -- History
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Ley, Jacob, former owner; Strahan, William, 1715-1785, publisher; Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802, publisher
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According to both Norton and to Rothschild, vol. 1 was issued in two states. In this copy the peculiarities of format, printing, and publication ascribed to the first edition, second state of vol. 1 are all present. In particular, leaves X4, a4, and b2 are not cancelled. Vol. 2 of this copy is, however, taken from the second edition. See both bibliographies for further detail on the publication history of the various editions
Topics: Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D, Byzantine Empire -- History