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The plays and poems of William Shakspeare : corrected from the latest and best London editions, with notes

Author: William Shakespeare; Samuel Johnson; Robert Field; Bioren & Madan,
Publisher: Philadelphia : Printed and sold by Bioren & Madan, MDCCXCV [1795-1796]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Samuel Johnson; Robert Field; Bioren & Madan,
OCLC Number: 2125346
Notes: The first edition of Shakespeare's Works produced outside the British Isles (Jaggard).
Volumes 1-3 are dated 1795, volumes 4-8 are dated 1796.
All volumes with a volume title page and volume half-title; each play and the Poems of Shakspeare with a divisional title.
All plays are paginated and signed continuously. The poems are paginated and signed separately from the plays in v. 8.
Engraved frontispiece portrait lettered: Engraved by R. Field.
Preface by the American editors, the life of the author, and a glossary in v. 1.
Description: 8 v. : 1 port. (engraving) ; 18 cm. (12mo)
Contents: v. 1. Tempest ; Two gentlemen of Verona ; Merry wives of Windsor ; Measure for measure ; Comedy of errors --
v. 2. Much ado about nothing ; Love's labour's lost ; Midsummer-night's dream ; Merchant of Venice ; As you like it --
v. 3. Taming of the shrew ; All's well that ends well ; Twelfth-night ; Winter's tale ; Macbeth --
v. 4. King John ; King Richard II ; King Henry IV ; King Henry V --
v. 5. King Henry VI ; King Richard III --
v. 6. King Henry VIII ; Coriolanus ; Julius Caesar ; Antony and Cleopatra --
v. 7. Timon of Athens ; Troilus and Cressida ; Titus Andronicus ; Cymbeline ; King Lear --
v. 8. Romeo and Juliet ; Hamlet ; Othello ; Venus and Adonis ; Tarquin and Lucrece ; Sonnets ; Passionate pilgrim ; Lover's complaint.
Other Titles: Works.
Plays and poems of William Shakespeare
Responsibility: by Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. ; to which are added a glossary and the life of the author ; embellished with a striking likeness from the collection of His Grace the Duke of Chandos.

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