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The whole contention betweene the two famous houses, Lancaster and Yorke. With the tragicall ends of the good Duke Humfrey, Richard Duke of Yorke, and King Henrie the sixt. Diuided into two parts: and newly corrected and enlarged. Written by William Shakespeare, Gent.

The whole contention betweene the two famous houses, Lancaster and Yorke. With the tragicall ends of the good Duke Humfrey, Richard Duke of Yorke, and King Henrie the sixt. Diuided into two parts: and newly corrected and enlarged. Written by William Shakespeare, Gent.

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King Henry VI. Parts 2-3
Creator: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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Date: [1619]
Publisher: for T.P.
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The third, bad quarto edition (first, 1594).
These plays are "bad quarto" versions of 2 and 3 Henry VI. These are two of ten plays reprinted by William Jaggard in 1619, possibly as part of a collection for which a general title page was never issued.
Bound in olive green goatskin, gold tooling with acorns on the cover. This is a style of binding made for John Bellingham Inglis about 1825 (Seymour De Ricci, English Collectors of Books and Manuscripts, pp. 97-98; this copy was lot 94 in the Inglis sale, Sotheby's, 12 April 1826). The Huth copy (with bookplate) acquired by Mr. Cochran in November 1911 prior to the public sale. Gift of Alexander S. Cochran, December 1911.
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4.̊ A-Q⁴ 18 cm.
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Curatorial Area: Elizabethan Club
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