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The plays of William Shakespeare : in eight volumes, with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators ; to which are added notes by Sam. Johnson.

The plays of William Shakespeare : in eight volumes, with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators ; to which are added notes by Sam. Johnson.

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Plays
Creator: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 Vertue, George, 1684-1756, engraver
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Date: 1765.
Publisher: Printed for J. and R. Tonson, H. Woodfall, J. Rivington, R. Baldwin, L. Hawes, Clark and Collins, T. Longman, W. Johnston, T. Caslon, C. Corbet, T. Lownds, and the executors of B. Dodd,
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The second of two editions printed in London in 1765. Woodfall is listed as the second bookseller in the imprint for v. 1-2; Corbet is listed as the second bookseller in the imprint for v. 3-8; Longman does not appear in the imprint for v. 3-8; Johnson's preface is paginated continuously with other prefatory matter: [v]-clv [i.e. clxxv]; half titles present in all volumes; no cancelled leaves.
Vol. 1 has added t.p.
Variant with numerous differences in press figures; cf. Fleeman and Eddy. Vol. 8 extra-illustrated with 5 original watercolors, newspaper clipping and 1773 Edwards plate. Autograph in vol. 1: E. Bowright.
Physical Description:
1 v. : port. ; 22 cm. (8vo)
Volume/Enumeration:
Vol. 1
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Curatorial Area: General Collection (Early modern books and manuscripts, 1601-1800)
Exhibition Note:
Remembering Shakespeare
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Object ID: 10000371
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