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The plays of William Shakspeare : in fifteen volumes

Author: William ShakespeareSamuel JohnsonGeorge SteevensIsaac ReedWilliam NorthAll authors
Publisher: London : Printed [by H. Baldwin] 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]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : The fourth edition
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Samuel Johnson; George Steevens; Isaac Reed; William North; Theodore H Broadhead; A C Bromhead; Nicholas Rowe
OCLC Number: 1001139286
Notes: The editor of Dodsley's Collection of old plays = Isaac Reed.
Each vol. has a half-title.
The 25 fine paper copies are extra-illustrated with engravings published by E. and S. Harding, and include an 8pp. list with directions to the binder; also included is an additional quarter-sheet with both a note by Steevens dated Nov. 10, 1794, and an instruction to the binder.
Credits: The editor of Dodsley's Collection of old plays = Isaac Reed.
Description: 15 volumes : illustrations, facsimiles ; 22 cm (8vo)
Contents: Vol. 1: Rowe's account of the life of William Shakspeare and other editorial matter, including the prefaces of Pope, Theobald, Johnson, Capell and Malone --
v. 2: Prologomena --
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, Pt I --
v. 9: King Henry IV, Pt II ; King Henry V ; King Henry VI, Pt I --
v. 10: King Henry VI, Pt II-III. Dissertation on King Henry VI. 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.
Responsibility: with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators ; to which are added, notes by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens.

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