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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) ; 37cm, 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. Lacks t.p and all before A2; severe water damage to quires A-C; verse in ink on back inside board, signed 'JmanLB'[?] UK-SuSCL Cited in: Wing (2nd ed.), S2915 (or S2917?) Pforzheimer 911 Greg, III, p. 1121 Ownership and custodial history: Deposit from RSC UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Contemporary full leather, blind-tooled rules on boards; front board detached UK-SuSCL