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The excellent history of the merchant of Venice. VVith the extreme cruelty of Shylocke the Iew towards the saide Merchant, in cutting a iust pound of his flesh. And the obtaining of Portia, by the choyse of three caskets. VVritten by VV. Shakespeare.

  • Author

    Shakespeare, William

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    [London] : Printed by I. Roberts [i.e. by William Jaggard for Thomas Pavier], 1600 [i.e. 1619]

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  • Class

    SR - 35.21/

  • Language


  • Physical description

    [80] p. ; 4°.

  • Credit line

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

General note: Mostly in verse. The imprint is false; actually printed in 1619 by William Jaggard for the Shakespearian collection of that year (see Greg, III, p. 1107-9). Signatures: A-K4. Page signature of {dollar}4 added in MS. pencil UK-SuSCL Cited in: STC (2nd ed.), 22297 Greg, I, 172(b) Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1953. 1 microfilm reel; 35 mm (Early English books, 1475-1640: 551:7). Microopaque. New York, N.Y. : Readex, 1954. 1 microopaque ;23 x 15 cm. (Three centuries of drama. English, 1516-1641) (Three centuries of English and American plays, 1500-1830). Also available in microfiche. Ownership and custodial history: From the collection of Scotney Castle; divided from 8 other plays by Edward Windsor Hussey for sale at Sothebys 26 May 1906; purchased from Bernard Quaritch, October 1906; see 'Four quarto editions of plays by Shakespeare ...' described by Sidney Lee, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1908 UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Bound in scarlet morocco by Riviere; in solander box UK-SuSCL