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The plays of William Shakspeare : in fifteen volumes : with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators : to which are added notes

Author: William ShakespeareSamuel JohnsonRichard FarmerGeorge SteevensEdmond MaloneAll authors
Publisher: London : Printed for T. Longman; B. Law and Son; C. Dilly; J. Robson; J. Johnson; T. Vernor; G., G., J., and J. Robinson; T. Cadell; J. Murray; R. Baldwin; H.L. Gardner; J. Sewell; J. Nicholls; F. and C. Rivington; W. Goldsmith; T. Payne, Jun.; S. Hayes; R. Faulder; W. Lowndes; B. and J. White; G. and T. Wilkie; J. and J. Taylor; Scatcherd and Whitaker; T. and J. Egerton; E. Newbery; J. Barker; J. Edwards; Ogilvy and Speare; J. Cuthell; J. Lackington; J. Deighton; and W. Miller, MDCCXCIII [1793]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : Biography : English : The fourth edition, revised and augmented, with a glossarial indexView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Samuel Johnson; Richard Farmer; George Steevens; Edmond Malone; Isaac Reed
OCLC Number: 2309281
Notes: This record comprises two issues with the same settings of type, printed on slightly different sizes of paper: large paper copies, of which 25 sets were printed, measuring approximately 26 cm, and regular paper copies, measuring approximately 23 cm. At least some of the large paper copies have additional engraved portraits and genre scenes published by E. and S. Harding (ESTC and Jaggard).
Dodsley's collection of old plays edited by Isaac Reed.
Printed by H. Baldwin (ESTC).
Each vol. with a half-title and a vol. title page. Each play with a divisional title.
Engravings, mostly in large paper copies, variously lettered by engravers: Le Goux, T. Nugent, R. Clamp, L. Schiavonetti, T. Trotter, C. Knight, Ridley, F. Bartolozzi, A. Birrell, J. Jones, Medland, Sparrow, E. Harding, Jr., R. Clamp, I. Parker, W.N. Gardiner, Scheneker, P.W. Tomkins; and by artists: S. Harding, Sir J. Reynolds, T. Thornton, Gio Batta Albreggi, F. Grosse, Sylvester, I. Nixon, I. Jordan, P. Sandby. Morris dancers folded engraving in v. 8.
Some account of the life, &c. of Mr. William Shakespear by Rowe, and the prefaces of Johnson, Pope, Theobald, Hanmer, Warburton in v. 1.
Addenda and instructions to the binder in v. 1. Glossarial index in v. 3.
Description: 15 v. : ill. (engravings) ; 24 cm (8vo)
Contents: v. 1-2. Prolegomena --
v. 3. Tempest ; Two gentlemen of Verona ; Merry wives of Windsor --
v. 4. Twelfth-night ; Measure for measure ; Much ado about nothing --
v. 5. Midsummer-night's dream ; Love's labour's lost ; Merchant of Venice --
v. 6. As you like it ; All's well that ends well ; Taming of the shrew --
v. 7. Winter's tale ; Comedy of errors ; Macbeth --
v. 8. King John ; King Richard II ; King Henry IV, part 1 --
v. 9. King Henry IV, part 2 ; King Henry V ; King Henry VI, part 1 --
v. 10. King Henry VI, parts 2-3 --
v. 11. King Henry VIII ; Troilus and Cressida ; Timon of Athens --
v. 12. Coriolanus ; Julius Caesar ; Antony and Cleopatra --
v. 13. Cymbeline ; Titus Andronicus ; Pericles --
v. 14. King Lear ; Romeo and Juliet --
v. 15. Hamlet ; Othello.
Other Titles: Plays.
Plays of William Shakespeare
Responsibility: by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens.

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