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The plays of William Shakespeare : in ten volumes : with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators

Author: William ShakespeareSamuel JohnsonGeorge SteevensAlexander PopeTheobald, Mr.All authors
Publisher: London : Printed for C. Bathurst; J. Beecroft; W. Strahan; J. and F. Rivington; J. Hinton; L. Davis; Hawes, Clarke, and Collins; R. Horsfield; W. Johnston; W. Owen; T. Caslon; E. Johnson; S. Crowder; B. White; T. Longman; B. Law; E. and C. Dilly; C. Corbett; W. Griffin; T. Cadell; W. Woodfall; G. Keith; T. Lowndes; T. Davies; J. Robson; T. Becket; F. Newbery; G. Robinson; T. Payne; J. Williams; M. Hingeston; and J. Ridley, MDCCLXXIII [1773]
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Named Person: William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Samuel Johnson; George Steevens; Alexander Pope; Theobald, Mr.; William Warburton; Nicholas Rowe; Richard Farmer; Charles Bathurst; George Vertue
OCLC Number: 2864413
Notes: "This edition, in which were united ... Dr. Johnson with ... George Steevens, superseded all previous editions and became the standard for future editors and publishers"--Lowndes (Jaggard, p. 504).
Volume 1 with a general title page. Each volume with a volume title page; volumes 2-10 with divisional half-titles; each play with a divisional play half-title.
Volume 1 with the prefaces of Johnson, Pope, Theobald, and Warburton, and Some account of the life, &c. of Mr. William Shakespear by Rowe. Volume 8 with two appendices, the second by Richard Farmer.
Engraved frontispiece portrait lettered: G. Vertue sculpsit.
Description: 10 v. : 1 port. (engraving) ; 21 cm (8vo)
Contents: v. 1. Tempest ; Two gentlemen of Verona ; Merry wives of Windsor --
v. 2. Measure for measure ; Comedy of errors ; Much ado about nothing ; Love's labour's lost --
v. 3. Midsummer-night's dream ; Merchant of Venice ; As you like it ; Taming of the shrew --
v. 4. All's well that ends well ; Twelfth-night ; Winter's tale ; Macbeth --
v. 5. King John ; King Richard II ; King Henry IV --
v. 6. King Henry V ; King Henry VI --
v. 7. King Richard III ; King Henry VIII ; Coriolanus --
v. 8. Julius Caesar ; Antony and Cleopatra ; Timon of Athens ; Titus Andronicus --
v. 9. Troilus and Cressida ; Cymbeline ; King Lear --
v. 10. Romeo and Juliet ; Hamlet ; Othello.
Other Titles: Plays.
Responsibility: to which are added notes by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens ; with an appendix.


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