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Mr. VVilliam Shakespeares comedies, histories, and tragedies. Published according to the true originall copies.

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    SR - OS - 37/1632

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    [20], 303, [1], 46, 49-100, [2], 69-232, 168, 269-419, [1] p. ; 2°.

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General note: Editors' dedication signed: Iohn Heminge. Henry Condell. Mostly in verse. With an engraved title-page portrait of the author signed: Martin· Droeshout: sculpsit· London. Colophon reads: Printed at London by Thomas Cotes, for Iohn Smethwick, William Aspley, Richard Hawkins, Richard Meighen, and Robert Allot, 1632. Signatures: ¹A6 *4 ²A-2B6 2C² a-y6 2a-3c6 3d4. "The life and death of King Iohn" and "The prologue" (to Troilus and Cressida) begin new pagination on a1r and 2a1r respectively. The second of nine imprint variants of this edition; see "Studies in bibliography" V, p. 81-108. Copy 3 (RSC2); Lacks A3; tears to lower margin of quire A, repaired; burn marks to quire 3C, slightly affecting text; MS. pencil underlining and notes throughout; pasted on inside front board: printed description of another copy of this book, with an MS. ink note on the collation by 'Captain' William Jaggard of Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon UK-SuSCL Cited in: STC (2nd ed.), 22274a Greg, III, p. 1113-5() Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1968. 1 microfilm reel; 35mm. (Early English books, 1475-1640; 1155:19). Ownership and custodial history: Presented to the Shakespeare Memorial Library by Charles Edward Flower; deposited by the RSC UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Late C19th scarlet morocco, gold-tooled edges to boards UK-SuSCL