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The works of Shakespeare

in seven volumes

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Contains:

  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • Coriolanus
  • Cymbeline
  • Julius Caesar

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The works of Shakespeare: in seven volumes
1733, Printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, J. Tonson, F. Clay, W. Feales, and R. Wellington
in English

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Plays (Antony and Cleopatra / Coriolanus / Cymbeline / Julius Caesar)

First published in 1733



Work Description

Contains:

  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • Coriolanus
  • Cymbeline
  • Julius Caesar

The works of Shakespeare

in seven volumes

This edition was published in by Printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, J. Tonson, F. Clay, W. Feales, and R. Wellington in London.


Table of Contents

1. Dedication. Preface. Verses on Shakespeare by Milton, Davenant, and Ben Jonson. List of subscribers. The tempest. The midsummer night's dream. The two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor. Measure for measure. Much ado about nothing
2. The merchant of Venice. Love's labour's lost. As you like it. Taming the shrew. All's well that ends well. Twelfthnight, or, What you will
3. Comedy of errors. Winter's tale. King John. King Richard II. K. Henry IV, Part I, II
4. K. Henry V. K. Henry VI, Part I-III. K. Richard III
5. K. Henry VIII. K. Lear. Macbeth. Timon of Athens. Titus Andronicus
6. Coriolanus. Julius Cæsar. Antony and Cleopatra. Cymbeline
7. Troilus and Cressida. Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Othello. A table of editions.

Edition Notes

Each volume has a volume title page, half-title, and a title page for each play; vol. 1 has a title page for the set and no half title.

Does not include the poems.

Vol. 5 volume title page lists Macbeth as the third play; it is actually the final play of the volume.

Engraved frontispiece portrait (vol. 1) lettered: B. Arlaud del., G. Duchange scul.

This is the small paper issue, with gutter margin of approximately .7 cm. There is also a large paper issue printed in 75 copies with approximate height of 25 cm and gutter margin of approximately 1.5 cm. The letterpress of the two issues is identical.

"A table of the several editions of Shakespeare's plays, collected by the editor": p. [495-503].

Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) set: margins clipped in rebinding; leaves containing manuscript notes by Thomas Edwards have been inserted after each play; contains the book-plates of Benjamin Way and Thomas Jolley; editorial ms. notes on end papers of each volume.

Other Titles
Theobald's Shakespeare

The Physical Object

Pagination
7 v. :

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25487096M
Internet Archive
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OCLC/WorldCat
123224668

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