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The works of Mr. William Shakespear : in nine volumes

Author: William ShakespeareNicholas RoweCharles GildonJacob TonsonEdmund CurllAll authors
Publisher: London : Printed for J. Tonson; E. Curll; J. Pemberton; and K. Sanger; and are to be sold by J. Knapton and D. Midwinter in St. Paul's Church-yard; A. Betsworth on London-Bridg; 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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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Works of Mr. William Shakespear.
London : Printed for J. Tonson; E. Curll; J. Pemberton; and K. Sanger; and are to be sold by J. Knapton and D. Midwinter in St. Paul's Church-yard; A. Betsworth on London-Bridg; W. Taylor in Pater-noster-Row; T. Varnam and J. Osborn in Lombard-Street; and J. Browne near Temple-Bar, MDCCXIV [1714]
(OCoLC)1085574502
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Nicholas Rowe; Charles Gildon; Jacob Tonson; Edmund Curll; John Pemberton; K Sanger; James Knapton; Daniel Midwinter; Arthur Bettesworth; William Taylor; Jonas Browne; John Darby; Nathaniel Cliff; Daniel Jackson; Louis Du Guernier; Elisha Kirkall; Michael van der Gucht; T. Varnam and J. Osborn,
OCLC Number: 24525348
Notes: This is a reissue in 9 volumes of the 1714 issues in 8 volumes, with cancel title pages.
The supplementary essays are by Charles Gildon.
"To the last volume is prefix'd: I. an essay on the art, rise, and progress of the stage, in Greece, Rome, and England. II. observations upon the most sublime passages in this author. III. a glossary, explaining the antiquated words made use of throughout his works."
Volume 9 title page imprint reads "London : Printed by J. Darby in Bartholomew-Close, for E. Curll, K. Sanger, and J. Pemberton; sold by J. Tonson in the Strand; J. Knapton and D. Midwinter in St. Paul's Church-yard; A. Betsworth on London-Bridg; W. Taylor in Pater-noster-Row; N. Cliff and D. Jackson near the Poultry; T. Varnam and J. Osborn in Lombard-Street; and J. Browne near Temple-Bar, / MDCCXIV [1714]."
General title pages in v. 1 and v. 9. 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. Plates in v. 9 lettered: M.V. d Gucht sc.
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. (collated from the digitized copy in the British Library). 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; leaf R12 is 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 -- v. 9. Signatures: pi² a-b¹² c⁴ B¹² C¹² (C10+chi1) D-R¹² S¹² ( -S12). Pagination: [4], lvi, iv, 5-41, [5], 45-406, [2] p., [2] leaves of plates.
Includes index (v. 8).
Description: 9 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 --
v. 9. Venus and Adonis ; Tarquin and Lucrece ; Poems.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: with his life, by N. Rowe, Esq. ; adorn'd with cuts ...

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