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The works of Mr. William Shakespear : in eight volumes : adorn'd with cutts

Author: William ShakespeareNicholas RoweJacob TonsonJames KnaptonDaniel MidwinterAll authors
Publisher: London : Printed for J. Tonson, and are to be sold by J. Knapton and D. Midwinter in St. Paul's Church-yard; A. Betsworth on London Bridge; W. Taylor in Pater-noster-Row; T. Varnam and J. Osborn in Lombard Street; and J. Browne near Temple-Bar, MDCCXIV [1714]
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Nicholas Rowe; Jacob Tonson; James Knapton; Daniel Midwinter; Arthur Bettesworth; William Taylor; Jonas Browne; Louis Du Guernier; Elisha Kirkall; T. Varnam and J. Osborn,
OCLC Number: 4255979
Notes: Rowe published two issues in 8 volumes in 1714, each with the same setting of type, distinguished by different imprints. He also added a ninth volume and reissued this edition in a 9-volume set in 1714.
Contains the plays only.
General title page in v. 1 only. Individual volume title pages bear the imprint "printed for Jacob Tonson in the Strand, MDCCXIV"; individual play title pages bear imprint "Printed in the year MDCCXIV."
Engraved plates lettered: Lud du Guernier sculp.; many of the unlettered plates engraved by Kirkall; some plates inserted following individual t.p.
Vol. 1. Signatures: A¹² a¹² b⁶ B-S¹²; S11,12 blank. Pagination: [20], XL, 403, [5] p., [8] leaves of plates; frontispiece is leaf A1 -- v. 2. Signatures: A-S¹² T⁶. Pagination: 442, [2] p., [6] leaves of plates -- v. 3. Signatures: A-Q¹² R⁶. Pagination: 395, [1] p., [5] leaves of plates -- v. 4. Signatures: A-S¹². Pagination: 431, [1] p., [5] leaves of plates -- v. 5. Signatures: A-T¹² U⁶. Pagination: 467, [1] p., [5] leaves of plates -- v. 6. Signatures: A-R¹²; R12 blank. Pagination: 406, [2] p., [5] leaves of plates -- v. 7. Signatures: A-Q¹². Pagination: 384 p., [4] leaves of plates -- v. 8. Signatures: A-R¹² S⁶. Pagination: 397, [23] p., [7] leaves of plates.
Not in Jaggard, W. Shakepseare bibliography.
Index of speeches in v. 8.
Description: 8 v. : ill., port. (engravings) ; 16 cm (12mo)
Contents: v. 1. Tempest ; Two gentlemen of Verona ; Merry wives of Windsor ; Measure for measure ; Comedy of errors ; Much ado about nothing --
v. 2. Love's labour's lost ; Midsummer night's dream ; Merchant of Venice ; As you like it ; Taming of the shrew ; All's well that ends well --
v. 3. Twelfth-night ; Winter's tale ; King John ; King Richard II ; King Henry IV. Part 1 --
v. 4. King Henry IV. Part 2 ; Henry V ; King Henry VI --
v. 5. King Richard III ; King Henry VIII ; Troilus and Cressida ; Coriolanus ; Titus Andronicus --
v. 6. Romeo and Juliet ; Timon of Athens ; Julius Caesar ; Macbeth ; Hamlet --
v. 7. King Lear ; Othello ; Antony and Cleopatra ; Cymbeline --
v. 8. Pericles ; London prodigal ; Thomas, Lord Cromwell ; Sir John Oldcastle ; Puritan ; Yorkshire tragedy ; Locrine.
Other Titles: Plays
Responsibility: revis'd and corrected, with an account of the life and writings of the author, by N. Rowe, Esq. ; to this edition is added, a table of the most sublime passages in this author.

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