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Mr. William Shakespear's comedies, histories, and 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 o Thomas Ld. Cromwell. Sir John Oldcastle Lord Cobham. The Puritan widow. A York-shire tragedy. The tragedy of Locrine.

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    SR - OS - 37/

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    [20], 568, 560-607, 609-664, 667-715, 714-877, [1]; 20, 100 p. : port. (metal cut) ; 2°.

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General note: Editors' dedication signed: John Heminge, Henry Condell. The portrait is signed: Martin· Droeshout: sculpsit· London. "Roger Daniel printed quires A-E, I-Z, Gg-Aaa, and Ppp-Eeee; another printed quires F-H, Aa-Ff, and Iii-Ooo; while Alice Warren printed quires Bbb-Hhh"--(Pforzheimer). "The much admired play, called, Pericles, Prince of Tyre" and "The London prodigal" (caption titles) each have separate pagination and register. A reissue of the edition with imprint "London, printed for Philip Chetwinde, 1663". Leaves A1-2 are cancels, with the portrait on A1r and new title page on A2. The additional plays have been added (second p. 1-20, third 1-100). "Of the seven added plays only Pericles is now seriously considered to have any Shakespearian connection"--Pforzheimer. Lacks A1-2, [para.]G5-7, supplied in MS.; 2V3, 3I3, 3I4 inserted from another copy of the book; tears throughout, some repaired, slightly affecting text; some wormholes, slightly affecting text; MS. ink and pencil annotations throughout UK-SuSCL Cited in: Wing (2nd ed.), S2914 Pforzheimer 909 Greg, III, p. 1118-9 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. University Microfilms International, 1983. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Early English books, 1641-1700; 1469:15). Ownership and custodial history: MS. ink signature on 2C6r: "Tho. Jyspers"; MS. ink notes on [A1] by John Payne Collier (bought book from Baldwin's Gardens 1806, note added in 1876); purchased by Charles Edward Flower (Aug. 1884?] and given by him to the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in 1889; deposit from the RSC UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Mid-C19th full sprinkled-calf, gilded spine decoration, blind tool details and rules enclosing a central frame of darkened leather on boards UK-SuSCL