|Creator:||Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718|
Printed for Jacob Tonson ...,
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Herbert L. Ford, in Shakespeare 1700-1740: a collation of the editions and separate plays. Oxford, 1935, p. 2-3, claims that there were two printings of Tonson's 1709 edition. A comparison of HRC'S three complete (and two partial) sets of this edition with Ford's distinguishing points of the two printings reveals that each set is composed of sheets from both printings, and that in many cases individual volumes are composed of sheets from both printings. Possibly the printings were not discrete.
Paged continuously; numerous errors in paging.
The above title is prefixed to v. 1 only; v. 2-6 have title: The works of Mr. William Shakespear. Volume the Second [etc.]. (The latter title appears also in v. 1 as an added title page) Each play has special title page.
The frontispiece of v. 1 is a portrait of Shakespeare engraved by M: V. Dr. Gucht.
Imperfect: v. 5 only, containing Romeo and Juliet, Timon of Athens, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear, and Othello.
Inscribed by copyright-holder on or about the day of publication: Ex dono John Herringman, June ye 6th, 1709.
1 v. ill., port. 20 cm. (8vo)
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