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The plays of William Shakspeare : in ten volumes : with corrections and illustrations of various commentators : to which are added notes

Author: William ShakespeareSamuel JohnsonGeorge SteevensIsaac ReedAlexander PopeAll authors
Publisher: London : Printed for C. Bathurst; W. Strahan; J., F., and C. Rivington; J. Hinton; L. Davis; W. Owen; T. Caslon; E. Johnson; S. Crowder; B. White; T. Longman; B. Law; E. and C. Dilly; C. Corbett; T. Cadell; H.L. Gardener; J. Nichols; J. Bew; J. Beecroft; W. Stuart; T. Lowndes; J. Robson; T. Payne; T. Becket; F. Newbery; G. Robinson; R. Baldwin; J. Williams; J. Ridley; T. Evans; W. Davies; W. Fox; and J. Murray, MDCCLXXVIII [1778]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : English : The second edition, revised and augmentedView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Samuel Johnson; George Steevens; Isaac Reed; Alexander Pope; Thomas Hanmer, Sir; William Warburton; Theobald, Mr.; Nicholas Rowe; Edmond Malone; Charles Bathurst
OCLC Number: 3081859
Notes: The first edition edited by Isaac Reed (Jaggard, p. 504).
Volume 1 with general title page; volumes 2-10 with volume half-titles; each volume with volume title pages; each play with divisional half-titles.
Volume 1 with engraved portraits after Droeshout, and Marshall; as well as an unlettered illustration of the Globe Theatre. King Henry IV, part 2 with a folded engraving lettered: Morris dancers, J. Keyse Sherwin sculpsit. Some plays with woodcuts illustrating editorial notes. Twelfth-night with music.
Volume 1 with three leaves consisting of a comprehensive table of contents: "plays, &c. contained in each volume"; errata; and directions to the binder.
Volume 1 preliminaries include the prefaces of Johnson, Pope, Theobald, Hanmer, Warburton; Some account of the life, &c. of Mr. William Shakespear by Rowe; Shakespeare's will, followed by a tipped-in leaf with a reproduction of Shakespeare's autograph; Granger's catalogue of portraits of Shakespeare; and Malone's Attempt to ascertain the order in which the plays attributed to Shakespeare were written.
Description: 10 v. : ill., music, ports., (engravings, woodcuts) ; 22 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: by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens.

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