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Mr. William Shakespear's comedies, histories, and tragedies. Published according to the true original copies. The third impression. And unto this impression is added seven playes, never before printed in folio. viz. Pericles Prince of Tyre. The London prodigall. The history o Thomas Ld. Cromwell. Sir John Oldcastle Lord Cobham. The Puritan widow. A York-shire tragedy. The tragedy of Locrine.

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    SR - OS - 37/1664

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    [20], 568, 560-607, 609-664, 667-715, 714-877, [1]; 20, 100 p. : port. (metal cut) ; 2°.

General note: Editors' dedication signed: John Heminge, Henry Condell. The portrait is signed: Martin· Droeshout: sculpsit· London. "Roger Daniel printed quires A-E, I-Z, Gg-Aaa, and Ppp-Eeee; another printed quires F-H, Aa-Ff, and Iii-Ooo; while Alice Warren printed quires Bbb-Hhh"--(Pforzheimer). "The much admired play, called, Pericles, Prince of Tyre" and "The London prodigal" (caption titles) each have separate pagination and register. A reissue of the edition with imprint "London, printed for Philip Chetwinde, 1663". Leaves A1-2 are cancels, with the portrait on A1r and new title page on A2. The additional plays have been added (second p. 1-20, third 1-100). "Of the seven added plays only Pericles is now seriously considered to have any Shakespearian connection"--Pforzheimer. Lacks quire b, supplied in printed facsimile; port. mounted; tears to 2A1 (lost text supplied in MS. ink), 2A4, 2A5, 3F2; MS. ink annotations throughout; some MS. pencil notes and corrections UK-SuSCL Cited in: Wing (2nd ed.), S2914 Pforzheimer 909 Greg, III, p. 1118-9 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. University Microfilms International, 1983. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Early English books, 1641-1700; 1469:15). Ownership and custodial history: Robert Bell Wheler bequest to his sister Anne; presented to the Shakespeare Museum [ie. Shakespeare Birthplace Trust] by his sister Miss Anne Wheler in 1862 UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Mid-C19th full calf with blind cross-hatching on boards; board borders of gold geometric-style flowers and leaves, gold decoration on spine; two silk marker ribbons bound in UK-SuSCL