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Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories, and tragedies. Published according to the true original copies.

Spine title: Early Annotated Editions of Shakespeare

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    SR OS 37/1663

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    [20], 568, 560-607, 609-664, 667-715, 714-877, [1] p. : port. (metal cut) ; 2°.

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

General note: Editors' dedication signed: John Heminge, Henry Condell. "Roger Daniel printed quires A-E, I-Z, Gg-Aaa, and Ppp-Eeee; another printed quires F-H, Aa-Ff, and Iii-Ooo; while Alice Warren printed quires Bbb-Hhh"--(Pforzheimer). The first leaf bears verses "To the reader". The title page is in two states: (1) without portrait, or (2) with portrait of ShakespeareMicrofilms, signed "Martin· Droeshout: sculpsit· London". Two gentlemen of Verona (B4-D1), Merry wives of Windsor (D2-E6), Much ado about nothing (I3-L1), As you like it (Q3-S2), Henry VIII (2Y5-3A6) only; MS ink annotations throughout in a C17th hand; bound with 3 other plays from 1664 and 1685 editions UK-SuSCL Cited in: Wing (2nd ed.), S2913 Pforzheimer 908 Greg, III, p. 1116-7 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University International, 1988. 1 microfilm reel; 35 mm (Early English books, 1641-1700; 1858:06). Ownership and custodial history: Presented by J.O. Halliwell Phillipps - each play is interfiled with a sheet of paper with Halliwell's notes concerning the text UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Late C19th half-calf library binding with rexine boards; spine lettered "24. Early annotated editions of Shakespeare" UK-SuSCL