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cover of The Poetical Works of Shakspeare : With the Life of the Author

The Poetical Works of Shakspeare : With the Life of the Author

by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

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London, [1797]: Printed for C. Cooke. 12mo. Cooke's Edition. 214(1)pp. Engraved frontispiece, engraved title page and regular title page. Folger notes that the date is conjectured from engravings. Added-engraved title page reads: Shakespeare's works: forming part of Cooke's pocket edition of the original & complete works of select British poets: or, entertaining poetical library: containing the most esteem'd poetic… Read more
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cover of The Stratford Shakespeare; Comedies, Histories and Tragedies

The Stratford Shakespeare; Comedies, Histories and Tragedies

by Knight, Charles (editor)

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New York; 1872 and 1874: D. Appleton and Co. Small Octavo. A new edition in six volumes consisting of the Histories, Comedies and Tragedies.illustrated frontispieces to each play. Bound in 3/4 black pebble grained morocco over marbed paper covered baords with matching endpapers and all edges marbled, raised bands, compartments lettered and fully decorated in gilt, Only a few… Read more
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cover of An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakspere; Compared with the Greek and French Dramatic Poets, with Some Remarks Upon the Misrepresentations of Mons. De Voltaire, 6th Corrected Edition

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London: Printed by Harding and Wright for R. Priestley and R. Lea, 1810. Octavo. xxiii, 296 pages. Elizabeth Robinson Montague was known as the "Queen of the Bluestockings" whose major place in the literary circles of eighteenth-century England included such celebrities as Dr. Johnson, Lord Lyttelton as well as the Garricks and Sternes. Introduction -- On dramatic poetry --… Read more
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cover of Shakespeare's Plutarch, 2 Volume Set

Shakespeare's Plutarch, 2 Volume Set

by Plutarch; Thomas North; Tucker Brooke

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Published
1909
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New York: Duffield and Co, 1909. Limited Edition. Octavo. Limited to only 1000 copies of which 500 were reserved for America. Engraved frontispieces, V. 1. 211pp. The main sources of Julius Caesar, life of Julius Caesar, Life of Marcus Brutus, V. 2, 230pp. The main sources of Antony & Cleopatra, and of Coriolanus; Life of Marcus Antonius, Life of… Read more
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cover of Dramatic Miscellanies [sic]; Consisting of Critical Observations on Several Plays of Shakespeare; with a Review of His Principal Characters, and Those of Various Eminent Writers, as Represented By Mr. Garrick and Other Celebrated Comedians (3 Volume set)

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London; 1783 and 1784: Printed for the Author. Octavo. . Vols. 1: Portrait frontispiece, xxiv, 451(1)pp. errata and with subscriber's list. dated 1784. Vol. 2: 425pp. dated 1783. Vol 3: 508pp, dated 1784. The subscriber's list in Vol. I has listed Dr. [Samuel] Johnson, James Boswell, Dr. [Benj.] Franklin, Samuel Ireland (The Forger), Mrs. Siddons, and several others as… Read more
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cover of The Heroines of Shakspeare [sic] (Shakespeare); Comprising the Principal Female Characters in the Plays of the Great Poet

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London: W. Kent & Company, 1858. Quarto. No pagination. 45 full page engravings representing the leading actresses of Shakespeare's plays with one page of text devoted to each engraving, with tissue guards. These beautiful engravings were done by various artists under the direction of Charles Heath (1785--1848) who was the principal engraver for the works of Sir Walter Scott… Read more
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cover of The First Night of the Twelfth Night

The First Night of the Twelfth Night

by Hotson, Leslie

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1955
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New York: The MacMillan Co, 1955. Octavo. 250 pages. Winner of the Modern Language Association Award. Hotson sets out to reconstruct the setting and atmosphere of the first performance of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (which was a command performance ordered by Queen Elizabeth I). A remarkable example of detective work by a great literary scholar. A near fine copy bound… Read more
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cover of The Complete Concordance to Shakspere; Being a Verbal Index to All the Passages in the Dramatic Works of the Poet

The Complete Concordance to Shakspere; Being a Verbal Index to All the Passages in the Dramatic Works of the Poet

by Clarke, Mary Cowden, 1809-1898

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1846
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New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1846. First American Edition. Quarto. vii, [1], 860 pages. Mary Cowden Clarke labored from 1829-1844 to complete the concordance. she co-operated with Charles Knight. This was the first great concordance to Shakespeare. It was followed by Bartlett's version and today the Harvard Concordance is the finest. Clearly in a nice leather binding, this was… Read more
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cover of The Dramatic Works of St. John Hankin

The Dramatic Works of St. John Hankin

by Hankin, St. John; John Drinkwater

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1912
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London: Martin Secker, 1912. Limited Edition. Octavo. 3 volume set, volumes mostly unopened, with 3 frontispieces, limited to 1,000 copies. In the Last of the De Mullins, produced by the Stage Society in December 1908 and published in 1909, Hankin's merciless realism went even further than before in telling the story of a 'new woman' opposed by her family… Read more
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cover of Shakespeare Versus Shallow

Shakespeare Versus Shallow

by Hotson, Leslie

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1931
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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1931. Octavo. 375 pages. In W.W. Greg's review he notes that this work shows in the autumn of 1596 one 375 pages. In W.W. Greg's review he notes that this work shows in the autumn of 1596 one William Wayte swore the peace against William Shakespeare, Francis Langley (owner of the Swan Theatre) and… Read more
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Shakespeare Rare Print Collection

by Eaton, Seymour

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1900
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Philadelphia: R.G. Kennedy, 1900. Quarto. Connoisseur edition issued for private circulation. 12 parts in portfolio each containing twelve loose plates, except the first which contains fourteen. A delightful group of plates covering much of the Shakespeare corpus including locations, autographs, and the plays. When the College English Association devoted its 1984 issue to Shakespeare, they used several of the… Read more
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cover of Illustrations of Shakespeare, and of Ancient Manners: With Dissertations on the Clowns and Tools Off Shakespeare, on the Collection of Popular Tales Entitled Gesta Romanorum, and on the English Morris Dance (2 volumes)

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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1807. First Editions. Octavo. In two volumes: xv, 526pp and 499pp. (1)pp. errata. wood-engraved illustrations by J. Berryman . A beautiful set of the first edition with Douce's classic study with all nine original illustrations. One of the most influential works on Shakespeare criticism that deals with the controversial issues such as the… Read more
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cover of Works of Shakespeare. Collated with the Oldest Copies and Corrected. With Notes Expanatory and Critical By Mr. Theobald. Printed Verbatim from the Octavo edition. (8 Volume set)

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London: Printed for C. Bathurst, et All, 1773. Small Octavos. . In 8 volumes, portrait frontispiece of Shakespeare at the age of 40 and two title pages in volume 1, with other portraits by J. Hall. The last volume contains a bibliography of early editions (commencing with the Jaggard canon). It is divided into three sections, headed: 'Editions of… Read more
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cover of Lectures on the Literature of the Age of Elizabeth Chiefly Dramatic [together with] Characters of Shakespeare's Plays [2 Volumes bound in 1]

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London; 1869 and 1871: Bell and Daudy. Octavo. A new edition. Two volumes bound in one. 268 pages. Originally published in 1817, clearly, they were then combined to deal with the great literature in the Age of Elizabeth (but as he notes in his introduction, he surveys in the first chapter the English plays and poems from the beginning… Read more
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cover of Explanations & Emendations of Some Passages in the Text of Shakespeare and of Beaumont and Fletcher

Explanations & Emendations of Some Passages in the Text of Shakespeare and of Beaumont and Fletcher

by Morehead, Robert [Martin Scriblerus]

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1814
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Edinburgh: George Ramsay and Co, for Archibald Constable and Co and Manners and Miller, 1814. Octavo. [4] 56 pages. One of the scarcest studies on the text of Shakespeare and Beaumont and Fletcher. This was produced in an edition of 100 copies and Morehead uses the name Martin Scriblerus. Bound in newer paper wraps, brown binding tape and new… Read more
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cover of The Confessions of William-Henry Ireland, Containing the Particulars of His Fabrication of the Shakespeare Manuscripts; Together with Anecdotes and Opinions (hitherto unpublished) of Many Distinguished Persons in the Literary, Political and Theatrical Wor

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London; Dated 1805 But (ca.1870): For Thomas Goddard. Small Octavo. Two frontispiece's (1 folding), 317pp., (17)pp. index, 3 other folding plates, and a 2 page typed letter bound in after page 312 which is basically a minor biographical note about Ireland by J.R. Smith, in which he cites Bibliotheca Cantiana. This copy, like the Huntington's appears to be a… Read more
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cover of The Works of William Shakespeare (Stratford-on-Avon edition) 10 Volume Edition

The Works of William Shakespeare (Stratford-on-Avon edition) 10 Volume Edition

by Shakespeare, William and Alexander Dyce (editor)

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London; Nd(ca.1880): Swan Sonnenschein & Company. Octavo. In ten volumes edited by Alexander Dyce, fourth edition reprinted from the third edition. The notes, which in the previous editions were place at the end of each play, are now, for the convenience of Shakespearean students, printed at the foot of the page. illustrated with 180 full page photogravures and photo-engravings… Read more
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cover of Pearson's Shakespeare (3 Volume set)

Pearson's Shakespeare (3 Volume set)

by Shakespeare, William; Howard Staunton and John Gilbert

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London; Nd(ca.1920): C. Arthur Pearson. Small Quarto. In three volumes: 745 (1)pp.; 770(1)pp. and 815(1)pp. Illustrated by Sir John Gilbert and engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. One of the loveliest 19th century editions of Shakespeare in the original cloth which usually had to be rebound but here is beautifully preserved save for the corners which show a bit of… Read more
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cover of An Apology for the Believers in Shakspeare-Papers: Which were Exhibited in Norfolk-Street [together with] A Supplemental Apology; for the Believers in the Shakspeare-papers; Being a Reply to Mr. Malone's Answer, Which was Announced but Never Published (2

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London; 1797 and 1799: Printed for Thomas Egerton. Octavo. In two volumes, 628pp. and 654[2]pp. errata. These two volumes are among the several dozen major contributions to the issues of Shakespeare forgeries. George Chalmers speculated that the sonnets were addressed to Queen Elizabeth in an emulation of Spenser. He rejects the conclusions of Malone and Steevens that they could… Read more
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cover of The Works of Christopher Marlowe (3 Volume set)

The Works of Christopher Marlowe (3 Volume set)

by Marlowe, Christopher and George Robinson

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Published
1826
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London: William Pickering, 1826. Small Octavo. First collected edition. In three volumes, Half-titles, Vol. I: 284 [xxiii contains the life of Christopher Marlowe) Vol. II: p.201[5]-290-401 and Vol. III: 584pp. [ Vol. I: p. 199 misnumbered 197, p. 238 misnumbered 239, p. 239 misnumbered 238. Vol. II: p. 393 misnumbered 339. Vol. III: p. 572 misnumbered 72. Vol: II… Read more
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