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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 JohnsonGeorge SteevensRichard FarmerEdmond 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]
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Named Person: Charles Cowden Clarke; Mrs Mary Cowden Clarke; Henry Courteney Selous
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Samuel Johnson; George Steevens; Richard Farmer; Edmond Malone; Isaac Reed; Thomas Longman; Nicholas Rowe; Henry Baldwin; E Harding; Sylvester Harding; M. and T. Longman (Firm); E. & S. Harding (Firm)
OCLC Number: 2309281
Notes: Volume 2 includes 4 folded leaves
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).
Editor of: "Dodsley's collection of old plays": 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.
Addenda and instructions to the binder in volume 1. Glossarial index in volume 3.
Description: 15 v. : ill. (engravings) ; 24 cm (8vo)
Contents: v. 1. Prolegomena, &c.: Advertisement. Rowe's Life of Shakspeare. Additional anecdotes, &c. Stratford register. Shakspeare's coat of arms; mortgage; will. Dedication and preface by Heming and Condell. Prefaces by: Pope, Theobald, Hanmer, Warburton, Johnson, Steevens, Capell, Mason, Reed, Malone. Entries of Shakspeare's plays on the Stationers' registers. List of editions of Shakspeare's plays. List of editions of Shakspeare's poems. List of altered plays from Shakspeare. Criticisms on Shakspeare, &c. Chronological order of Shakspeare's plays. Malone's essay on Ford's pamphlet, &c. Steevens's remarks on it v. 2. Farmer's Essay on the learning of Shakspeare. Colman's remarks on it. Catalogue of ancient translations from the Greek and Roman classics, by Steevens. Malone's Historical account of the English stage. Steevens's additions. Commendatory verses.--
v. 3. Glossarial index. 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 I.--
v. 9. King Henry IV, Part II. King Henry V. King Henry VI, Part I.--
v. 10. King Henry VI, Parts II-III. Dissertation, &c. King Richard III.--
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.
Responsibility: by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens.

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