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Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, histories, and tragedies : published according to the true originall copies.: PB 8-2021

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, histories, and tragedies : published according to the true originall copies.

Maker(s)

Author: Shakespeare, William
Engraver: Droeshout, Martin II
Editor: Heminge, John
Editor: Condell, Henry
Publisher: Allot, Robert
Publisher: Aspley, William
Publisher: Smethwicke, John
Publisher: Meighan, Richard
Publisher: Hawkins, Richard
Printer: Cotes, Thomas

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Description

3 pts in 1 : ill ; 34cm (fol. in 6s).

The second impression
Editors' dedication signed: 'Iohn Heminge. Henry Condell.'
With an engraved title-page portrait of the author signed: 'Martin Droeshout: sculpsit. London.'
Colophon reads: "Printed at London by Thomas Cotes, for Iohn Smethwick, William Aspley, Richard Hawkins, Richard Meighen, and Robert Allot, 1632."
First two pages mounted.
Old classmark: 721..
Binding: diced calf, g. rolled border; spine & board edges g.t., border g.t. on inside covers, g. lettering on green spine label; marbled e.p.

Notes

History note: Ownership inscription: "Fitzwilliam 1782".. Ms. inscr. on verso of p.419: 'John Knoyber'. With cutting from Quaritch's catalogue

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1816) by Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount

Dating

Production date: AD 1632 : London, : Printed by Tho. Cotes, for Robert Allot, [John Smethwick, William Aspley, Richard Hawkins, and Richard Meighen], and are to be sold at his shop at the signe of the Blacke Beare in Pauls Church-yard. , 1632.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 8-2021
Primary reference Number: 300643
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 20 July 2021 Updated: Monday 10 January 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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