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The plays of William Shakspeare : accurately printed from the text of the corrected copy left by the late George Steevens, Esq. : with a series of engravings, from original designs of Henry Fuseli ... and a selection of explanatory and historical notes, from the most eminent commentators, a history of the stage, a life of Shakspeare, &c. Preview this item
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The plays of William Shakspeare : accurately printed from the text of the corrected copy left by the late George Steevens, Esq. : with a series of engravings, from original designs of Henry Fuseli ... and a selection of explanatory and historical notes, from the most eminent commentators, a history of the stage, a life of Shakspeare, &c.

Author: William ShakespeareAlexander PopeSamuel JohnsonJoshua Reynolds, SirIsaac TaylorAll authors
Publisher: London : Printed for F., C., and J. Rivington; J. Johnson; R. Baldwin; H.L. Gardner; W., J., and J. Richardson; J. Nichols and Son; T. Payne; R. Faulder; G. and J. Robinson; W. Lowndes; G. Wilkie; Scatcherd and Letterman; T. Egerton; J. Walker; W. Clarke and Son; J. Barker and Son; D. Ogilvy and Son; Cuthell and Martin; R. Lea; P. Macqueen; Lackington, Allen and Co.; T. Kay; J. Deighton; J. White; W. Miller; Vernor and Hood; D. Walker; C. Law; B. Crosby and Co.; R. Pheney; Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme; Cadell and Davies; J. Harding; R.H. Evans; S. Bagster; J. Mawman; Blacks and Parry; J. Badcock; J. Asperne; and T. Ostell, 1805 [i.e. 1812]
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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Plays of William Shakspeare.
London : Printed for F.C. and J. Rivington ..., 1805 (London : C. and R. Baldwin, printers)
(OCoLC)719397486
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Alexander Pope; Samuel Johnson; Joshua Reynolds, Sir; Isaac Taylor; George Steevens; Edmond Malone; Henry Fuseli; Thomas Milton; E Harding; Alexander Chalmers; J G Walker; James Neagle; William Ridley; Luigi Schiavonetti; Richard Rhodes; Charles Turner Warren; William Bromley; R H Cromek; Joseph Clarendon Smith; Samuel Noble; Francesco Bartolozzi; William Blake; James Parker; Francis Grose; Paul Sandby; John Lee; F., C. and J. Rivington (Firm),
OCLC Number: 1382711
Notes: This edition was originally issued in 1805 in two variants: in a nine-volume regular paper issue without the Fuseli engravings; and in a ten-volume large paper issue with the Fuseli engravings. In this issue, volumes 1-6 are newly printed, and v. 7-9 are identical to the 1805 regular paper issue except titles and press figures (Folger card catalog). All volume title pages are dated 1805, and the paper spine labels are dated 1812.
Printer information from v. 1 colophon, "London" follows address. Half-titles read "C. and R. Baldwin, printers."
Each volume with volume half-title and title pages; plays with divisional titles.
Illustrations by J. Neagle, L.R. Legoux, W. Ridley, A. Birrell, Trotter, R. Clamp, T. Nugent, Luigi Schiavonetti, E. Harding, Charles Knight, William Bromley, Thomas Medland; after S. Harding, Reynolds, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Thornton, Cromek, Noble, Rhodes, Parker and Warren, Dadley, Taylor, Sparrow, Walker, Bartolozzi, Gardiner, Scheneker, William Blake, Samuel Noble, Richard Rhodes, Parker, C. Warren; after Francis Grose, Paul Sandby, I. Nisson, Silvester Harding, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Thornton.
The prefaces of Chalmers, Johnson, and Pope, and Malone's Historical account of the English stage in v. 1. Glossarial index in v. 10.
Description: 9 v. : ill., 1 port. (engravings) ; 23 cm (8vo)
Contents: v. 1. Tempest ; Two gentlemen of Verona ; Merry wives of Windsor --
v. 2. Twelfth-night ; Measure for measure ; Much ado about nothing ; Midsummer-night's dream ; Love's labour's lost --
v. 3. Merchant of Venice ; As you like it ; All's well that ends well ; Taming of the shrew ; Winter's tale --
v. 4. Comedy of errors ; Macbeth ; King John ; King Richard II ; King Henry IV, part 1 --
v. 5. King Henry IV, part 2 ; King Henry V ; King Henry VI, parts 1-2 --
v. 6. King Henry VI, part 3 ; King Richard III ; King Henry VIII ; Troilus and Cressida --
v. 7. Timon of Athens ; Coriolanus ; Julius Caesar ; Antony and Cleopatra --
v. 8. Cymbeline ; Titus Andronicus ; Pericles ; King Lear --
v. 9. Romeo and Juliet ; Hamlet ; Othello.
Other Titles: Plays.
Plays of William Shakespeare
Responsibility: by Alexander Chalmers, A.M. ; in nine volumes.

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