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M. VVilliam Shake-speare, his true chronicle history of the life and death of King Lear, and his three daughters. With the vnfortunate life of Edgar, sonne and heire to the Earle of Glocester, and his sullen and assumed humour of Tom of Bedlam. As it was plaid before the Kings Maiesty at White-Hall, vppon S. Stephens night, in Christmas hollidaies. By his Maiesties Seruants, playing vsually at the Globe on the Banck-side.

  • Author

    Shakespeare, William

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    [London] : Printed [by William Jaggard] for Nathaniel Butter, 1608 [i.e. 1619].

  • Accession number


  • Class

    SR 35.17

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  • Physical description

    [88] p. ; 4°.

  • Credit line

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

General note: Mostly in verse. The imprint date is false; actually printed in 1619 by William Jaggard for the Shakespearian collection of that year (see Greg, III, p. 1107-9). Signatures: A-L4. MS. ink notes on t.p. recto and verso; page signature of {dollar}4 added in MS. pencil UK-SuSCL Cited in: STC (2nd ed.), 22293 Greg, I, 265(b) Pforzheimer, 887 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. University Microfilms International, 1964. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Early English books, 1475-1640; 1007:3). Ownership and custodial history: From 18th century (?) in library of Scotney Castle Kent, in a volume of 9 plays divided by Edward Windsor Hussey for sale at Sotheby's, London, 26 May 1906, where purchased by Bernard Quaritch; purchased from Quaritch in October 1906. See 'Four quarto editions of plays by Shakespeare...' described by Sidney Lee. Stratford-upon-Avon, for the Trustees... of Shakespeare's Birthplace 1908 UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Full red goat leather by Riviere; housed in a cloth-covered drop-back box UK-SuSCL