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The plays of William Shakspeare : with notes of various commentators

Author: William ShakespeareSamuel JohnsonNicholas RoweGeorge KearsleyThomas DavisonAll authors
Publisher: London : Printed for George Kearsley, 1806
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Plays of William Shakespeare.
London, Printed for George Kearsley, 1806
(OCoLC)717821115
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Samuel Johnson; Nicholas Rowe; George Kearsley; Thomas Davison; Manley Wood
OCLC Number: 9041603
Notes: There exist two issues of The plays of William Shakspeare printed by T. Davison in 1806 differing in size and slightly in format and settings of type. In this large-paper issue, the books measure approximately 22 cm, all gatherings are in 8vo format, and the colophon of the Tempest divisional title reads "Thomas Davison, Printer, White-Friars." The regular paper issue measures approximately 17 cm, some gatherings, such as the Tempest, are 12mo in 6's, while the majority of gatherings are in 8vo format, and the colophon of the Tempest divisional title reads "Thomas Davison, White Friars."
Printer information from colophon.
Some account of the life of William Shakspeare by Rowe, Johnson's preface, and a glossary in v. 1.
A list of plates with directions to the binder preceding Rowe's Life in v. 1.
Description: 14 v. : ill., 1 port. (engravings) ; 22 cm. (8vo)
Contents: v. 1. Tempest ; Two gentlemen of Verona --
v. 2. Merry wives of Windsor ; Twelfth-night ; Measure for measure --
v. 3. Midsummer-night's dream ; Love's labour's lost ; Merchant of Venice --
v. 4. Much ado about nothing ; As you like it ; All's well that ends well --
v. 5. Taming of the shrew ; Winter's tale ; Comedy of errors --
v. 6. Macbeth ; King John ; King Richard II --
v. 7. King Henry IV ; King Henry V --
v. 8. King Henry VI --
v. 9. King Richard III ; King Henry VIII ; Troilus and Cressida --
v. 10. Timon of Athens ; Titus Andronicus ; Pericles --
v. 11. Coriolanus ; Julius Caesar --
v. 12. Antony and Cleopatra ; Cymbeline --
v. 13. King Lear ; Romeo and Juliet --
v. 14. Hamlet ; Othello.
Other Titles: Plays.
Plays of William Shakespeare
Responsibility: edited by Manley Wood, A.M.

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