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A midsommer nights dreame. As it hath beene sundry times publikely acted, by the Right Honourable, the Lord Chamberlaine his seruants. VVritten by VVilliam Shakespeare.

  • Author

    Shakespeare, William

  • Date published


  • Publisher

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

  • Accession number


  • Class

    SR - 35.23/

  • Language


  • Physical description

    [64] 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-H4. Cited in: STC (2nd ed.), 22303 Greg, I, 170(b) Pforzheimer, 890 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1953. 1 microfilm reel; 35mm. (Early English books, 1475-1640: 551:8). Ownership and custodial history: Bookplate of Frederick Locker [-Lampson, 1821-1895], of Rowfant, Crawley, Sussex, depicts melancholy fool (designer HSM [Henry Stacy Marks, 1829-1898]); purchased 1905 Dodd, Mead Co., New York, thence to William C. Van Antwerp, New York; sold Sotheby's, London March 1907 to Quaritch ; purchased from Bernard Quaritch, 1908; 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: Bound in scarlet morocco by Bedford, in solander box UK-SuSCL