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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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    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

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 2:(SBT 4); -A3; tp. and facing page badly light damaged; quire A detached and reattached; 2A6 and l4 torn; 2g7-8 inkstained, slightly affecting text; quire 3d damaged at edges and slightly dampstained; foxing, inkstains, soot stains throughout 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: MS. ink note on recto of preliminary sonnet: "The gyft of Nicholas Smith of Nibley, Gloucestershire to his nephew, Thomas Smith of Paradise, An. Dom. 1670"; bookplate of William Wood; MS. pencil note inside front board about a copy advertised in 1856 for 21 pounds; donated by Miss Anne Wheler UK-SuSCL Binding Information: C18th full leather with gold decoration on the board edges UK-SuSCL