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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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  • Physical description

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

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    Image Courtesy of the Royal Shakespeare Company

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 5: (SML 1141); lacks tp. and all before [superscript2]A and 2l1 to end; a2-3 loose; a3 torn with loss of text; quire [superscript2]A and 2k6 torn and repaired; dampstained throughout, affecting text in places; bookdealer's description of this volume pasted inside front board (early C20th) 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: From the library of Rev. E.K. Evans of Chiswick; presented (?) to the Shakespeare Memorial Library; deposited by the RSC UK-SuSCL Binding Information: 1/2 leather with marbled paper boards; front board and foredges damaged UK-SuSCL