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Shakespeare's plays : with his life : illustrated with many hundred wood-cuts

Author: William ShakespeareGulian C VerplanckHenry W HewetJohn Payne CollierCharles KnightAll authors
Publisher: New York, [NY] : Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1847.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Shakespeare's plays.
New York : Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1847
(OCoLC)950736010
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Gulian C Verplanck; Henry W Hewet; John Payne Collier; Charles Knight; Nicholas Rowe
OCLC Number: 12906156
Notes: The first American illustrated Shakespeare. Complete sets of this, the only printing, are scarce due to destruction of the plates in Harper's 1853 fire (See Westfall).
Issued in parts, most with wrappers having title: Harper's illuminated and illustrated Shakespeare. The fascicles, though numbered, were not intended to be bound in numerical order. The order prescribed by the publisher and printed in the table of contents (v. 1.p. [iii]) is that followed in the LC copy; Verplanck, however, urged (v. 1, p. xiii) subscribers to arrange the plays--within the three groups, Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies--in the order of their composition. To this end, the plays are each separately paged, without continuous pagination.
The text is based on Collier's; illustrations from Knight's pictorial edition. (See Jaggard).
Each volume with an added, illustrated title page.
With Some account of the life of William Shakespeare, written by Rowe, and A life of William Shakespeare, abridged from Collier.
Description: 3 volumes : illustrations, portraits ; 28 cm
Contents: v. 1. Histories. Life of William Shakespeare --
Shakespeare's will --
King John --
King Richard the second --
King Henry the fourth --
King Henry the sixth --
Richard the third --
King Henry the eighth.--v. 2. Comedies. Two gentlemen of Verona --
Comedy of errors --
Taming the shrew --
Much ado about nothing --
Love's labour's lost --
Merchant of Venice --
Merry wives of Windsor --
Twelfth night; or, what you will --
As you like it --
Midsummer night's dream --
Measure for measure --
Tempest --
A;;'s well that ends well --
Winter's tale.--v. 3. Tragedies. Romeo and Juliet --
Othello, the moor of Venice --
Hamlet, prince of Denmark --
Macbeth --
King Lear --
Cymbeline --
Timon of Athens --
Coriolanus --
Julius Caesar --
Antony and Cleopatra --
Troilus and Cressida --
Titus Andronicus --
Pericles, prince of Tyre.
Other Titles: Plays.
Illustrated Shakespeare
Responsibility: executed by H.W. Hewet, after designs by Kenny Meadows, Harvey, and others ; edited by Gulian C. Verplanck ; with critical introductions, notes, etc., original and selected ; in three volumes.

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