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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 Cromwel. Sir John Oldcastle Lord Cobham. The Puritan widow. A Yorkshire tragedy. The tragedy of Locrine.

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    SR - OS - 37/1685

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    [12], 96, 99-160, 163-254, 243 [i.e. 253]-272, [2], 328, 303, [1] p. : port. (metal cut) ; 2°.

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    Image courtesy of the Royal Shakespeare Company

General note: Editors' dedication signed: John Heminge, Henry Condell. The portrait is signed: Martin· Droeshout: sculpsit· London. The words "Pericles .. Cromwel." and "Sir John .. Locrine." are bracketed together on title page. "Of the seven added plays only Pericles is now seriously considered to have any Shakespearian connection"--Pforzheimer. "The life and death of King John" and "The life of Timon of Athens" (caption titles) begin new pagination on ²B1r and 3A1r respectively. Second p. 253 misnumbered 243. One of two title page settings associated with this edition, and one of three versions of the imprint. This title page is in the same setting as that which includes R. Chiswell's name in imprint (Wing S2916). A5, F1, P4, 2F6, 2I4, 2L1, 2L4, 2X2, 2X5, *3D6, 3E6 torn; 4C2 pasted down; MS. ink notes on [superscript pi]A4r completing list of plays and giving page numbers UK-SuSCL Cited in: Pforzheimer, 910 Wing (2nd ed.), S2915 Greg, III, p.1119-21 (*) Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. University Microfilms International, 1982. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Early English books, 1641-1700; 1294:21). Ownership and custodial history: MS. ink signatures on tp.: "Robt Cawdron", "Anna Maria Maydwell", "Jo. Rustal"; MS. ink diary entry pasted onto front flyleaf with note by Charles Edward Flower dated 1882 and MS. pencil note confirming note written by Flower, by William Salt Brassington [Librarian of the Shakespeare Memorial Library]; presented by Flower to the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in 1889; deposited by the RSC UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Original[?] full leather with central frame of darker leather on boards, blind-tooled on boards, gold on spine UK-SuSCL