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The dramatic works of Shakespeare revised by George Steevens.

The dramatic works of Shakespeare revised by George Steevens.

Author: William ShakespeareThomas Turner, of Gloucester Eng.George SteevensJohn BoydellJosiah BoydellAll authors
Publisher: London : Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare printing Office, for John and Josiah Boydell, George and William Nicoll, from the types of W. Martin, 1802.
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; David Garrick; David Garrick; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Thomas Turner, of Gloucester Eng.; George Steevens; John Boydell; Josiah Boydell; George Nicol; John Massey Wright; Henry Singleton; Philippe-Jacques de Loutherbourg; Robert Smirke; John Thurston; Hubert François Gravelot; Anthony Walker; John Augustus Atkinson; F G Waldron
OCLC Number: 77936870
Notes: Originally issued in 18 parts, 1791-1802.
Thomas Turner's set with his portrait and arms at the be- ... with the extensive illustrations and Shakespeariane which he acquired bound in.
Each volume has added t.p., inserted: The plays of Shakespeare illustrated during the several preceding years and arranged 1835 and following years. Vol. 1 has additional added t.p., inserted, emblazoned in gold and colors: The plays of William Shakespeare, illustrated by Thomas Turner, esquire, of Gloucester.
Dedication (dated 1803) signed: John Boydell, Josiah Boydell, George Nicol; "Advertisement" signed: C.N.
Material bound in with this Boydell, 1802, Shakespeare edition comprises the following, all mounted or inlaid: the plates belonging to the Boydell edition in 3 states; 740 original drawings, most in colours, of which about 300 are by important British artists including John Masay Wright (some 100 of his drawings appear), Henry Singleton (40 drawings), Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg (20 drawings), Robert Smirke (18), John Thurston (18), Hubert Gravelot (15), Anthony Walker (14), J.A. Atkinson (11), and others, such as Stothard, with only several drawings each; more than 3,000 additional protraits and plates, many of which are proofs; cuttings and extracts from various publications; playbills of various performances, from Garrick to Kean; arms emblazoned; etc.
For a more complete description of the contents of each vol., see Puttick and Simpson's sale catalogue, June 20, 1860, pp. 65-76, bound as vol. [45] of this collection; Cf. also Werk, Robert R., Drawings from the Turner Shakespeare, San Marino, 1973.
Description: 9 volumes expanded to 45. plates : portraits ; 45 cm (volumes 45: 22 cm)
Contents: V.1. Advertisement of George Steevens, biography (by Rowe), Player's prefac and dedication, etc. --
v. 2. Dissertations on clowns and Morris dancers. The Prefaces of Pope, Johnson (these appear twice: as published by Boydell in 1802, and also from another edition), Theobald, Hanmer, and Warburton --
v. 3. Mason's Preface, Farmer's Essay on the learning of Shakespeare, Malone's Preface, Chronological order of the plays, etc. --
v. 4. Malone's Historical account of the English stage --
v. 5. Lives of players (chiefly in ms. Includes much material on David Gerrick). Waldron's The English stage --
v. 6. The Tempest --
v. 7. Two gentlemen of Verona --
v. 8. Merry wives of Windsor --
v. 9. Measure for measure --
v. 10. Comedy of errors --
v. 11. Much ado about nothing --
v. 12. Love's labour's lost --
v. 13. Midsummer-night's dream --
v. 14. Merchant of Venice --
v. 15. As you like it --
v. 16. Taming of the shrew --
v. 17. All's well that ends well --
v. 18. Twelfth-night --
v. 19. Winter's tale --
v. 20. Macbeth --
v. 21. King John --
v. 22. King Richard II --
v. 23. Henry IV part I --
v. 24. Henry IV part II --
v. 25. Henry V --
v. 26. Henry VI part I --
v. 27. Henry VI part II --
v. 28. Henry VI part III --
v. 29. Richard III, Acts I, II, III --
v. 30. Richard III, Acts IV, V --
v. 31. Henry VIII, Acts I, II --
v. 32. Henry VIII, Acts III, IV, V --
v. 33. Coriolanus --
v. 34. Julius Causar --
v. 35. Antony and Cleopatra. v. 36. Timon of Athens --
v. 37. Titus Andronicus --
v. 38. Trolius and Cressida --
v. 39. Cymbeline --
v. 40. King Lear --
v. 41. Romeo and Juliet --
v. 42. Hamlet --
v. 43. Othello --
v. 44. Pericles --
v. [45] Puttick and Simpson sale catalogue, June 20, 1860, pp. 65-76, describing the "Turner Shakespeare," with a synopsis of the contents of each volume.
Other Titles: Turner Shakespeare


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