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[The works of Mr. William Shakespear] : [In six volumes. Adorn'd with cuts.]

Author: William ShakespeareFrançois BoitardElisha KirkallNicholas RoweJacob TonsonAll authors
Publisher: [London] : [Printed for Jacob Tonson, within Grays-Inn Gate, next Grays-Inn Lane], [MDCCIX [1709]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : Biography : English

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Genre/Form: collected works
Etchings
octavo
Plays
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; François Boitard; Elisha Kirkall; Nicholas Rowe; Jacob Tonson; National Art Library (Great Britain). Forster Collection.
OCLC Number: 1008076262
Notes: Contains the plays only.
Donated by John Forster.
Each play with etched and engraved frontispiece attributed to artist Boitard and engraver Kirkall (see H.A. Hammelmann, Shakespeare's first illustrators, Apollo, supplement "notes on British art" p. 1-4, August 1968).
Library holds a single volume only of one of the 1709 issues (ESTC T138294 or T138297).
Library's volume consists of leaves N3-2N8 of volume 6, containing Pericles, The London prodigal, Thomas, Lord Cromwell, Sir John Oldcastle, The puritan, A Yorkshire tragedy and Locrine. In volume lettered: Shakespears doubtful plays.
Paged continuously.
The first edition published after the four folios; the text is based on the fourth folio.
Wanting title page. Catalogued from ESTC records.
With a general title page in v. 1; each volume with a volume title page; each play with an individual play title page with the imprint: Printed in the year 1709.
Description: 6 volumes : illustrations, portrait ; 20 cm (8vo)
Contents: Vol. 1. Tempest ; Two gentlemen of Verona ; Merry wives of Windsor ; Measure for measure ; Comedy of errors ; Much ado about nothing ; Love s labour s lost --
v. 2. Midsummer night s dream ; Merchant of Venice ; As you like it ; Taming of the shrew ; All s well that ends well ; Twelfth-night ; Winter s tale --
v. 3. King John ; King Richard II ; King Henry IV. Part 1 ; King Henry IV. Part 2 ; Henry V ; King Henry VI. Part 1 ; King Henry VI. Part 2 --
v. 4. King Henry VI. Part 3 ; King Richard III ; King Henry VIII ; Troilus and Cressida ; Coriolanus ; Titus Andronicus --
v. 5. Romeo and Juliet ; Timon of Athens ; Julius Caesar ; Macbeth ; Hamlet ; King Lear ; Othello --
v. 6. Antony and Cleopatra ; Cymbeline ; 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 ; ].

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