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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) ; 2°.

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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. One of two title page settings associated with this edition, and one of three versions of the imprint. This title page is in a different setting from the two with imprint beginning "London, printed for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, ..". [pi]1 reattached; [pi]1-2 badly foxed; some tears; MS. ink marks and notes throughout; page numbers and signatures corrected in MS. ink UK-SuSCL Cited in: Wing (2nd ed.), S2917 Pforzheimer 911 Greg, III, p. 1121 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. University Microfilms International, 1982. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Early English books, 1641-1700; 1239:21). Ownership and custodial history: Presentation inscription on inside front board "William Oakes Hunt to the Shakespeare Museum... 1863"; ink ownership stamps inside front board: WHO surmounted by an antlered deer's head; MS. ink signature on tp. (partly obscured): "R. Green" UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Full original leather, blind-tooled rules and corner ornaments on boards; spine replaced in C19th. A folio printed book on paper. Replacement white wove paper endleaves - pasted over the original pastedown. Sewn on six single raised cord supports laced in. Cut edges sprinkled in red (contemporary to the red edges visible on the board edges). Fully bound in brown calf over pulp-boards. The boards appear to be original i.e. contemporary to the printed book. Blind tooled boards; gold tooling and red leather label on the re-backed spine.