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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 4: (SML 7205); lacks quire A and 82; *1 torn in half around text (no loss of text); 3d4 damaged and repaired with loss of colophon 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 1932 by Miss Bevan, of Spratton House, Northampton; deposited by the RSC; accompanied by MS. ink notes concerning the collation by W. Salt Brassington, SML Librarian UK-SuSCL Binding Information: C18th full leather with gold-tooled spine and gold rules on boards, red leather spine label UK-SuSCL