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The works of Shakespear : in nine volumes with a glossary : carefully printed from the Oxford edition in quarto, 1744.

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    SR - 38/1747

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  • Physical description

    9 v. : ill., plates, port. ; 14 cm.

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

General note: The Oxford edition of 1744 was edited by Sir Thomas Hanmer, who followed Pope's edition of 1723-25. The above title is prefixed to v. 1 only; v. 2-9 have title: The works of Mr. William Shakespear ... 1747. The latter title appears also in v. 1 as added title page. Each play has a separate half-title, and an engraving repeated from Theobald's 1740 ed. Vol. 1 has a frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare engraved by G. Vander Gucht; also includes plate of Shakespeare's monument facing "Some account of the life ...". "Mr. Pope's preface": v. 1, p. [ix]-xxiv. "Some account of the life, c. of Mr. William Shakespear / written by Mr. Rowe": v. 1, p. [xxv]-xliv. "To the memory of my beloved the author, Mr. William Shakespear; and what he hath left us" by Ben Jonson: v. 1, p. [xlvii]-[xlix]. Title-vignettes; head- and tail-pieces. Formatted contents note: Vol. 1. The tempest ; A midsummer night's dream ; The two gentlemen of Verona ; The merry wives of Windsor -- Vol. 2. Measure for measure ; The comedy of errors ; Much ado about nothing ; The merchant of Venice ; Love's labour's lost -- Vol. 3. As you like it ; Taming the shrew ; All's well that ends well ; Twelfth-night, or, What you will -- Vol. 4. The winter-night's tale ; King Lear ; King John ; King Richard II -- Vol. 5. King Henry IV Part I-II ; King Henry V ; King Henry VI Part I -- Vol. 6. King Henry VI Part II-III ; King Richard III ; King Henry VIII -- Vol. 7. Timon of Athens ; Coriolanus ; Julius Caesar ; Antony and Cleopatra -- Vol. 8. Titus Andronicus ; Macbeth ; Troilus and Cressida ; Cymbeline -- Vol. 9. Romeo and Juliet ; Hamlet ; Othello ; Glossary. Cited in: Jaggard, p. 500 ESTC, t138595