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The plays of William Shakespeare : in eight volumes

The plays of William Shakespeare : in eight volumes

Author: William ShakespeareSamuel JohnsonGeorge VertueCharles Corbet, SirH WoodfallAll authors
Publisher: London : Printed for J. and R. Tonson, C. Corbet, H. Woodfall, J. Rivington, R. Baldwin, L. Hawes, Clark and Collins, W. Johnston, T. Caslon. T. Lownds, and the executors of B. Dodd, MDCCLXV [1765]
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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Plays of William Shakespeare in eight volumes.
London, Printed for J. and R. Tonson, etc., 1765
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Samuel Johnson; George Vertue; Charles Corbet, Sir; H Woodfall; J Rivington; Richard Baldwin; W Johnston; Thomas Caslon; Thomas Lowndes; J. and R. Tonson,; Hawes, Clarke and Collins,; Executors of B. Dodd (London, England),
OCLC Number: 4861355
Notes: The first of two 1765 editions; in this edition Corbet is listed as the second bookseller, Johnson's preface is unpaginated, and other prefatory matter is paginated [i]-ciii.
Frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare engraved by G. Vertue.
Vol. 1: [4], ciii, [75], 488 p., [1] leaf of plates (pi² a-f⁸ g⁴ (A)-(D)⁸ (E)⁴ ((E)4+1) B-X⁸ (±X4,6) Y-2H⁸ 2I⁴); v. 2: [2], 557, [1] p. (pi1 [=2N8?] B-2M⁸ 2N⁸ ( -2N8)); v. 3: [2], 504 p. (pi1 B-2C⁸ (±2C2) 2D-2I⁸ 2K⁴); v. 4: [2], 589, [1] p. (pi1 [=2P8?] B-F⁸ (±F3) G-2A⁸ (±2A7) 2B⁸ (±2B4) 2C-2O⁸ 2P⁸ ( -2P8)); v. 5: [2], 493, [1] p. (pi1 [=2I8?] B-2H⁸ (±2H8) 2I⁸ ( -2I8)); v. 6: [2], 627, [1] p. (pi1 B-R⁸ (±R4) S⁸ (±S1,8) T-2R⁸ 2S²); v. 7: [2], 547, [1] p. (pi1 B-2M⁸ 2N²); v. 8: [2], 473, [55] p. (pi1 B-I⁸ K⁸ (±K7) L-M⁸ (±M1) N⁸ (±N7) O-P⁸ Q⁸ (±Q6) R-X⁸ Y⁸ (±Y5) Z-2L⁸).
Some errors in pagination: v. 1: 394 as 594, 252 unnumbered; v. 2: 137, 269, 445, 476 as 13, 266, 454, 476, and 347 unnumbered, the 5 in 475 is turned; v. 6: 446 as 46; v. 7: 501 is unnumbered.
Description: 8 v. : port. ; 21 cm (8vo)
Contents: v. 1: Preface --
Mr. Pope's preface --
Mr. Theobald's preface --
Sir T. Hanmer's preface --
Dr. Warburton's preface --
Some account of the life, &c. of Mr. William Shakespear / written by Mr. Rowe --
Tempest --
Midsummer night's dream --
Two gentlemen of Verona --
Measure for measure --
Merchant of Venice; v. 2: As you like it --
Love's labour's lost --
Winter's tale --
Twelfth night --
Merry wives of Windsor; v. 3: Taming of the shrew --
Comedy of errors --
Much ado about nothing --
All's well, that ends well --
King John; v. 4: King Richard II --
King Henry IV, part 1 --
King Henry IV, part 2 --
King Henry V --
King Henry VI, part 1; v. 5: King Henry VI, part 2 --
King Henry VI, part 3 --
King Richard III --
King Henry VIII; v. 6: King Lear --
Timon of Athens --
Titus Andronicus --
Macbeth --
Coriolanus; v. 7 : Julius Caesar --
Antony and Cleopatra --
Cymbeline --
Troilus and Cressida; v. 8: Romeo and Juliet --
Hamlet --
Othello --
Appendix (by volume).
Other Titles: Plays
Johnson's Shakespeare
Responsibility: with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators ; to which are added notes by Sam Johnson.


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