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The works of Mr. William Shakespear : in ten volumes

Author: William ShakespeareAlexander PopeNicholas RoweGeorge SewellCharles GildonAll authors
Publisher: London : Printed for J. and J. Knapton, J. Darby, A. Bettesworth, J. Tonson, F. Fayram, W. Mears, J. Pemberton, J. Osborn and T. Longman, B. Motte, C. Rivington, F. Clay, J. Batley, Ri. Ja. and B. Wellington, 1728.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : English
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Genre/Form: Booksellers' advertisements
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Alexander Pope; Nicholas Rowe; George Sewell; Charles Gildon; John Darby; Arthur Bettesworth; Jacob Tonson; Francis Fayram; W Mears; John Pemberton; John Osborn; Thomas Longman; Benjamin Motte; Charles Rivington; Francis Clay; Jeremiah Batley; Richard Wellington; James Wellington; Bethel Wellington; Paul Fourdrinier; Louis Du Guernier; Michael van der Gucht; James and John Knapton (Firm),
OCLC Number: 13845137
Notes: Pope's second edition was published in 8 volumes in 1728, followed by a supplementary 9th volume, then reissued in 10 volumes, with cancel title pages. Pope's second edition may be considered complete in 8, 9, or 10 volumes, though no set is known with a general title page printed 'in nine volumes' (Ford).
Vol. 10 volume title page reads: "The works of Mr. William Shakespear : the tenth volume : containing Venus and Adonis : Tarquin and Lucrece : with his miscellany poems : to which are added critical remarks on his plays : and an essay on the art, rise, and progress of the stage, in Greece, Rome, and England, both by Mr. Gildon : also a glossary of the old words us'd in these works / the whole revis'd and corrected, with a preface, by Dr. Sewell."
The imprints of the volume title pages in volumes 1-3, 6-8 read: "Printed for J. Tonson in the Strand"; those of volumes 4, 5 and 9 read: "Printed for J. Tonson in the Strand, and for J. Darby, A. Bettesworth, and F. Clay, in trust for Richard, James, and Bethel Wellington"; and that of volume 10 reads: "Printed for J. and J. Knapton, J. Darby, A. Bettesworth, F. Fayram, W. Mears, J. Pemberton, J. Osborn and T. Longman, B. Motte, J. Hooke, C. Rivington, F. Clay, and J. Batley, 1728."
Vol. 1. Signatures: A¹² ( -A12) B¹² C⁶ D-T¹². Pagination: [2], li, [5], 383, [1] p., [7] leaves of plates -- v. 2. Signatures: A-Q¹². Pagination: 384 p., [5] leaves of plates -- v. 3. Signatures: A-T¹²; T12 blank. Pagination: 454 p., [5] leaves of plates -- v. 4. Signatures: A-T¹² U¹² ( -U11-12). Pagination: 476 p., [5] leaves of plates -- v. 5. Signatures: A-R¹². Pagination: 408 p., [4] leaves of plates -- v. 6. Signatures: A-P¹². Pagination: 360 p., [4] leaves of plates -- v. 7. A-P¹² Q⁶. Pagination: 371, [1] p., [4] leaves of plates -- v. 8. Signatures: A-S¹² T-Z⁶ 2A⁶ ( -2A6). Pagination: 427, [75] p., [4] leaves of plates -- v. 9. Signatures: A-S¹². Pagination: 426, [6] p., [7] leaves of plates -- v. 10. Signatures: A⁶ B-U¹². Pagination: xii, 453, [3] p., [2] leaves of plates.
Engraved plates variously lettered: Lud. du Guernier or P. Fourdrinier (v. 1-9); and M.V. der Gucht (v. 10).
Includes the Life of Shakespeare by Nicholas Rowe in v. 1; v. 8 has an index and 'various readings.'
Vol. 9 with three final leaves of bookseller's advertisements for Tonson (leaves S10-11) and the Wellingtons (leaf S12).
Description: 10 v. : ill. (engravings) ; 18 cm (12mo)
Contents: v. 1. Tempest ; Midsummer night's dream ; Two gentlemen of Verona ; Merry wives of Windsor ; Measure for measure --
v. 2. Comedy of errors ; Much ado about nothing ; Merchant of Venice ; Love's labour's lost ; As you like it --
v. 3. Taming of the shrew ; All's well that ends well --
Twelfth-night ; Winter's tale ; King Lear --
v. 4. King John ; King Richard II ; King Henry IV ; Henry V --
v. 5. King Henry VI ; King Richard III --
v. 6. King Henry VIII ; Timon of Athens ; Coriolanus ; Julius Caesar --
v. 7. Antony and Cleopatra ; Titus Andronicus ; Macbeth ; Troilus and Cressida --
v. 8. Cymbeline ; Romeo and Juliet ; Hamlet ; Othello --
v. 9. Pericles ; London prodigal ; Thomas, Lord Cromwell ; Sir John Oldcastle ; Puritan ; Yorkshire tragedy ; Locrine --
v. 10. Venus and Adonis ; Tarquin and Lucrece ; Poems.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: publish'd by Mr. Pope and Dr. Sewell.

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