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The works of Mr. William Shakespear; : in six volumes ; adorn'd with cuts / revis'd and corrected, with an account of the life and writings of the author by N. Rowe.

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    SR Association Collection - 38/1709

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    6 v., [58] leaves of plates (inc. fronts.) : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.

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

Presented to the Shakespeare Memorial Library, Stratford-upon-Avon, by Sir Theodore Martin K.C.B., K. C. V. O., Sept. 1900., This copy is said to have belonged in turn to David Garrick and Edmund Kean. A slip, with a dated inscription, apparently in Garrick's hand, is inserted at the front of volume 1. Transcript of research note also inserted at front of volume 1: "This copy could have been given to Garrick by Lacy? The inscription has strong resemblances to Garrick's hand. If it passed to Kean it could presumably have done so as a present from Mrs. Garrick... There was a copy of Rowe's 1709 edition (7 vols) in the sale of books after Mrs. Garrick's death. The mysterious stamp ED on the covers of volumes 3, 5 and 6 could presumably stand for 'Edmund'..., Association Collection, General note: Each play has a separate title page with the imprint: "Printed in the year 1709.", and an accompanying frontispiece. Formatted contents note: Vol. 1: The tempest ; The two gentlemen of Verona ; The merry wives of Windsor ; Measure for measure ; Comedy of errors ; Much ado about nothing ; Love's labour's lost -- vol. 2: A midsummer-night's dream ; Merchant of Venice ; As you like it ; Taming of the shrew ; All's well that ends well ; Twelfth-night, or, What you will ; The winter's tale -- vol. 3: King John ; King Richard II ; Henry IV Part I ; Henry IV Part II ; King Henry V ; King Henry VI Part I ; King Henry VI Part II -- vol. 4: King Henry VI Part III ; Richard III ; King Henry VIII ; Troilus and Cressida ; Coriolanus ; Titus Andronicus -- vol. 5: Romeo and Juliet ; Timon of Athens ; Julius Caesar ; Macbeth ; Hamlet, Prince of Denmark ; King Lear ; Othello -- vol. 6: Antony and Cleopatra ; Cymbeline ; Pericles, Prince of Tyre ; London prodigal ; Thomas Lord Cromwell ; Sir John Oldcastle ; The puritan ; A Yorkshire tragedy ; Locrine. Cited in: ESTC T138296