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Twenty of the plays of Shakespeare : being the whole number printed in quarto during his life-time, or before the Restoration

Author: William Shakespeare; George Steevens; Thomas Payne; William Richardson; J. and R. Tonson,
Publisher: London : Printed for J. and R. Tonson, in the Strand; T. Payne, at the Mews-gate, Castle-Street; and W. Richardson, in Fleet-Street, MDCCLXVI [1766]
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; George Steevens; Thomas Payne; William Richardson; J. and R. Tonson,
OCLC Number: 5168952
Notes: This is the small paper issue, where the text-block is approximately 2.8 cm thick. Twelve copies were also issued on heavy paper, cataloged separately, where the text-block is approximately 4.1 cm thick.
Each volume with a general and volume title page, each play with an individual play title page. The whole set is unpaginated.
Description: 4 v. ; 21 cm (8vo)
Contents: v. 1. A midsommer nights dreame, 1600 ; A pleasant comedy of the merry wiues of Windsor, 1619 ; The merry wiues of Windsor, 1630 ; Much adoe about nothing, 1600 ; The comicall history of the merchant of Venice, 1600 ; Loues labour's lost, 1631 --
v. 2. The taming of the shrew, 1631 ; The history of King Lear, 1608 ; The troublesome raigne of King Iohn, in two parts, 1611 ; The tragedie of Richard the Second, 1615 ; The historie of Henry the Fourth, 1613 ; The second part of Henry the Fourth, 1600 --
v. 3. The chronicle history of Henry the Fift, 1608 ; The contention of the two famous houses of Lancaster and Yorke, in two parts, (no date) ; The tragedie of Richard the Third, 1612 ; The most lamentable tragedie of Titus Andronicus, 1611 ; The history of Troylus and Cresseida, 1609 --
v. 4. The most excellent tragedie of Romeo and Iuliet, 1597 ; The most lamentable tragedie of Romeo and Iuliet, 1609 ; The tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke, 1611 ; The tragedy of Othello, the Moore of Venice, 1622 ; Shakespeares sonnets and Louers complaint, 1609 ; The history of King Leir and his three daughters, 1605.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: collated where there were different copies, and publish'd from the originals, by George Steevens, Esq., in four volumes.

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