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The dramatic writings of Will. Shakespeare : with introductory prefaces to each play : printed complete from the best editions.

Author: William ShakespeareNicholas RoweSamuel JohnsonGeorge SteevensRobert MorisonAll authors
Publisher: Perth [Scotland]: Printed by R. Morison Junr. for R. Morison and Son, booksellers, MDCCXCVIII [1798]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Early works
Named Person: William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Nicholas Rowe; Samuel Johnson; George Steevens; Robert Morison; David Ogilvy & Son (London, England),
OCLC Number: 36723248
Notes: Another edition was "printed for D. Ogilvie and Son, booksellers, Holborn, London" with the same setting of type and added engraved title pages, differences being the imprints on both engraved and volume title pages. Copies with volumes of both the Perth and London imprints are not uncommon.
Plays with an introduction by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens.
Plays are signed and paginated separately.
Added engraved title pages read: "The plays of Shakespeare from the most correct editions"; some volumes with the Perth imprint, some with the 1798 imprint of "D. Ogilvie & Son, Holborn, London."
Engraved frontispiece in v. 1 lettered: D.B. Pyet sct., dated 1797. Some plays with engravings, which are alternately lettered by artists: G. Sanders, C.R. Ryley, Thurston; and by engravers: D. Somerville, I. Widnell, J.A. Kidd.; some published by Ogilvy & Son, some by Morrison & Son.
With the Life, &c. of Shakespeare by Nicholas Rowe in v. 1. Errata in v. 7.
Description: 9 v. : ill., 1 port. (engravings) ; 15 cm (12mo)
Contents: v. 1. Hamlet ; Comedy of errors ; Measure for measure ; King Henry VIII --
v. 2. Merchant of Venice ; Coriolanus ; Titus Andronicus ; King John --
v. 3. As you like it ; King Richard III ; Two gentlemen of Verona ; Winter's tale --
v. 4. Tempest ; King Lear ; Troilus and Cressida ; Twelfth-night --
v. 5. King Henry VI ; Timon of Athens --
v. 6. Macbeth ; King Henry V ; Much ado about nothing ; Cymbeline --
v. 7. Romeo and Juliet ; King Henry IV ; Merry wives of Windsor --
v. 8. Othello ; King Richard II ; All's well that ends well ; Taming of the shrew --
v. 9. Julius Caesar ; Antony and Cleopatra ; Love's labour's lost ; Midsummer-night's dream.
Other Titles: Plays.
Dramatic writings of William Shakespeare


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