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may even, on a subject sufficiently hackneyed, be deemed original. The boldness with which
his many critical objections were offered, deserves not the less praise that Shakespeare's
numberless and gross faults are easy to discern ; because, in presence of the multitude, one
might say, even of the English nation at large, their obvious nature and considerable magnitude
has never made them very safe to dwell upon. The Preface is more to be commended than
the work itself. As a commentator, he is certainly far from successful." — Lord Brougham :
Li-ves of Men of Letters, etc.

Twenty of the Plays of Shakespeare.^ reprinted by Steevens.^ 1 766. See

Selections.

45. The Works of Shakespeare : Collated with the Oldeft Copies,

and Corre6led ; with Notes, Explanatory, and Critical : by Mr. Theobald.

Printed Verbati?n from the Octavo Edition. London : Printed for

Woodfall, Bathurft, etc. [8 vols, duo.] 1767.

Portrait, altered from the Chandos, by Vander Gucht. Plates by Gravelot, etc. Has Preface, etc.

47. Mr William Shakespeare his Comedies, Histories., and Tragedies.,
fet out by himfelf in quarto., or by the Players his Fellows in folio., and now
faithfully republiJFd from those Editions ; with an Introduction : whereunto



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will be added^ in fome other Volumes^ Notes^ critical and explanatory^ and a
Body of Various Readings entire. [By Edward Capell.] London : Printed
by Leach for Tonson. [lO vols. 8vo] 1767-8.

Medallion Portrait, vol. I, p. 74. J. Miller, sculp. Has an Introduction of 74 pp. and a table
of the early quartos and folios, but no Notes. " Capell was a careful and industrious editor,
and is praised for the purity of his collations, but not for any ingenuity ; the notes and
various readings promised on the title-page were not printed till 1779-80, and then only in
4to." — Bohns Loivndes.

For these volumes of Notes and various Readings He Shakespeariana.

48. TheWorksof 6'/;i?/^«/>^tfr, from Mr. /*5/)^V Edition. Birmingham:
Printed and fold by R. Martin. [9 vols, duo.] 1768.

Has Portrait in Medallion looking to the right ; figure of Tragedy standing with dagger and cup.
Comedy seated, with mask, etc. ; Plate has no engraver's name. " This edition was printed
with Baskerville's types, at the suggestion of Mr. Garrick, and sold at Stratford during the
Jubilee." — Bohri's Loivndes.

49. The Plays of William Shakespeare, v^^ith the Corrections and
Illustrations of Various Commentators ; To w^hich are added Notes by
Sam. Johnson. London : Printed for H. Woodfall, etc.

[8 vols. 8vo] 1768.

Portrait by Vertue, Prefaces, etc., same as in first Edition, 1765.

51. The Works of Shakespear. [Edited by Sir Thos. Hanmer.]
Adorned w^ith Sculptures [by Hayman and Gravelot.] The Second
Edition. Oxford, Printed at the Clarendon Press.

[6 vols. 4to] 1770-71.

Has copy of the Chandos Portrait, of the Stratford Monument, as altered for Pope's Edition,
and of the Monument in Westminster Abbey. Advertisement and Preface, 6 pp. Also
Pope's Preface, and Life by Rowe.

53. The Plays of Shakespeare, from the Text of Dr. S. Johnson.
With the Prefaces, Notes, dfrV., of Rowe, Pope, Theobald, Hanmer,
Warburton, Johnson, and /elect Notes from ?nany other Critics. y/AiJ,
the Introduilion of the lafl Editor Mr. Capell ; and a Table /hewing
his various Readings. Dublin : Ewing.

[7 vols duo., usually bound in 12] I77i'

Portrait, (a statue, pointing to the lines " the cloud-capped towers," etc.,) engraved by P. Halpin ;
another "from a Portrait which formerly belonged to Sir W. Davenant," drawn by Reilly and
engraved by Picot, at the top of p. 3 vol. I. ("The Tempest".) Allegorical Vignettes.
The Poems form vol. 7.

54. The Works of Shakespeare. Collated with the Oldeft Copies,
and Correded : with Notes, Explanatory and Critical : By Mr. Theobald.
London: Printed for R. Crowder, etc. [12 vols, duo.] 1772.

56. The Works of Shakespeare : Collated with the Oldeft Copies,
and Correiled ; with Notes, Explanatory, and Critical : by Mr. Theobald.
Printed Verbatim from the 06lavo Edition. London : Printed for C.
Bathurft, etc. [8 vols, duo.] 1773.

Portrait, altered from the Chandos Picture by Vander Gucht. Plates by Gravelot, etc.



8 Sf)tiUfsprarf i*lfmon«il Hibrari), Btrmmgfjam.

57. The Plays of William Shalcespeaie. With the Corrections and
Illustrations of Various Commentators ; To which are added Notes by
Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. With an Appendix. London :
Printed for C. Bathurst, etc. [lO vols. 8vo] 1773-

Portrait, engraved by Vertue. Has Prefaces by Johnson, Heminge and Condell, Pope, Theobald,
and Warburton, Life by Rowe, and Steevens' Advertisement to his "Twenty Plays."
"This edition, in which were united the native powers of Dr. Johnson, with the activity,
sagacity, and antiquarian learning of George Steevens, superseded all previous editions, and
became the standard for future editors and publishers." — Bohns Loivndes.

58. BeWs Edition of Shakespeare's Plays, as they are now performed
at the Theatres Royal in London ; Regulated from the Prompt Books of each
House by Permission ; with Notes Critical and Illustrative ; by the
Authors of the Dramatic Censor [/.^. Francis Gentleman.] London :
yohn Bell^ etc. [9 vols, duo.] 1774.

Portrait, " Wm. Shakespear at the age of 40," engraved by J. Hall, 1772. Vol. 9, contains
another, Medallion Portrait, in title-page. Plates by E. Edwards, Isaac Taylor, etc. Vol. I
contains an "Essay on Oratory." "This edition is said to be 'the worst ever published,'
nevertheless, it had more success than any of its predecessors, and no fewer than 8,000 copies
were sold in one week." — Bohti's Loiundes.

59. The Plays of William Shakspeare. With the Corrections
and Illustrations of various Commentators ; to which are added Notes by
Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. The Second Edition, Revised
and Augmented. London, Printed for C. Bathurft, etc.

[10 vols. 8vo] 1778.

Has the Droeshout and Marshall Portraits ; also Prefaces by Johnson, Heminge and Condell,
Pope, Theobald, and Warburton; Advertisement to the Reader, by Steevens j Steevens'
Advertisement to his Edition of the " Twenty Plays," and Rowe's Life.

59s. [To this Edition is added the supplement by Malone, with the
following title :] Supplement to the Edition of Shakspeare's Plays published
in 1778 By Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. Containing Additional
Observations by several of the former Commentators : to which are
subjoined the Genuine Poems of the same Author, and Seven Plays that
have been ascribed to him ; With Notes By the Editor and others.
London, Printed for C. Bathurft, etc. [2 vols. 8vo] 1780.

Has two Plates ; Shakespeare's Birthplace, and Portrait of the Earl of Southampton.

60. StockdaWs Edition of Shakspeare : Including, In one Volume^
the Whole of his Dramatic Works ; with Explanatory Notes compiled
from various Commentators [by S. Ayscough.] Embellished with a
striking Likeness of the Author. London : Printed for John Stockdale.

[i vol. 8vo] 1784.

The Portrait is that in the full ruft", by Vertue, 1721. This is the first modern Edition in one
volume.

61. The Plays of William Shakspeare. With the Corrections and
Illustrations of various Commentators ; to which are added Notes by
Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. The Third Edition, revised and



lEuglisf) iEUitions of SijaUfsiJcare's astoifts. 9

augmented by the Editor of Dodsley's Collection of Old Plays, [Isaac
Reed.] London, Printed for C. Bathurst, etc, [lO vols. 8vo] 1785,

Portrait engraved from the Chandos Picture, by John Hall ; also copy of the Droeshout
Portrait at p. 177, and of Marshall's Portrait prefixed to the Poems, 1640, at p. 200.
Facsimiles of signatures to the will at p. 204; preliminary matter as in Johnson and
Steevens' Edition of 1773, with additions. This copy is annotated ; nearly every margin being
filled with M.S. Notes, which, according to a Note signed "S. W. S.," are in the handwriting
of G. Hardinge, author of "Essence of Malone." "This edition, owing to some arbitrary
alterations and omissions, is not preferred to its predecessor." — Bohn's Loivndes.

63. The Dramatick JVr'itings of Will. Shakspere, With the Notes
of all the various Commentators ; Printed Complete from the best Editions
of Sam. ^Johnson and Geo. Steevens. London : John Bell,

[11 vols, duo., bound in 12] 1786-8.

Ten volumes, 1786, besides the Prolegomena, 1788. Has the Droeshout and Marshall
Portraits, and Plates by Rhamberg, Grignion, Bartolozzi, etc., of Players in character.
(Query, the first Edition with Portraits of Players?) The Prolegomena contain the Prefaces
by Pope, Theobald, Hanmer, Warburton, Johnson, and Steevens ; Essay on the Origin of the
English Stage ; Rowe's Life of Shakspere, Malone's Chronology ; on the Portraits of
Shakspere, etc.

The Notes referred to on the title-page are not found in this copy.

65. The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere, With the Notes of
all the various Coiyimentators ; Printed complete from the best Editions
of Sam. fohnson and Geo. Steevens. London : John Bell.

[20 vols, duo.] 1788.

With the Annotations, etc. This has Prolegomena, the Chandos, Droeshout, and Marshall
Portraits, Portraits of Pope, Hanmer, Warburton, Johnson, Capell, Malone, Garrick, and
Rowe. The Plays have scene and character Plates.

66. Shakspeare's Dramatic Works ; with Explanatory Notes. A
New Edition. To which is now added, a Copious Index to the
remarkable Passages and Words. By the Rev. Samuel Ayscough.
Embellished with a striking Likeness of Shakspeare, from the Original
Folio Edition — [Engraved by W. Sherwin.] London: John Stockdale.

[3 vols. 8vo] 179c.

Has two short Prefaces, List of Subscribers, and Life by Rowe.

67. The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare. Collated
verbatim with the most authentick Copies, and revised : with the
Corrections and Illustrations of various Commentators ; to which are
added, an Essay on the Chronological Order of his Plays ; an Essay
relative to Shakspeare and Jonson ; a Dissertation on the three Parts of
King Henry VL ; an Historical Account of the English Stage ; and
Notes; by Edmond Malone. London: Printed by H. Baldwin.

[10 vols. 8vo] 1790.

Portrait from the Chandos Picture by Ozias Humphry ; also, Portraits of Johnson, Tyrwhitt,
Farmer, Edwards, (Shaksperian critics,) J. Lowin, the actor, and of the Earl of Southampton.
Volume I is in two parts, and contains the various Prefaces, (including Malone's, of 79 pages,)
Rowe's Life, additional Anecdotes of Shakspeare, etc. "Malone has always been accredited
as a very painstaking and faithful, though not brilliant, editor ; nevertheless Dr. Symmons,
a recent biographer of Shakespeare, says of him, ' Neither the indulged fancy of Pope, nor

C



10 SijaUcsjJcare fttcmorial Hiiirarp, Btrmingijam.

the fondness for innovation in Hanmer, nor the arrogant and headlong self-confidence of
Warburton, has inflicted such cruel wounds on the text of Shakspeare as the assuming
dulness of Malone. Barbarism and broken rhythm dog him at the heels wherever he
treads.'" — Bohni Lcnvndes.

68. The Plays of William Shalcfpeare. London : Bellamy and
Robarts. [8 vols. 8vo] 1791.

Contains a Portrait, altered from the Chandos Picture, by Walker. Also two Illustrations to
each Play, and sixteen " Allegories." Also a Life of Shakspeare, and Poems by Akenside,
Sheppard, Johnson, Cooper, etc.

69. The Plays of William Shakspeare. With the Corrections
and Illustrations of various Commentators. To which are added, Notes
by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. The Fourth Edition.
Revised and Augmented (with a Glossarial Index) by the Editor of
Dodsley's Collection of Old Plays. [Isaac Reed.] London : Printed
for Longman, Law, etc. [15 vols. 8vo] 1793.

Contains the preliminary matter, as in the Edition of 1778-80, and also, an Essay on Shakspeare,
Ford, and Jonson, Farmer's Essay on the Learning of Shakspeare, etc. "This, generally
called * Steevens' own edition,' is by many considered the most accurate and desirable of
all the editions." — Bohri'i Loivndes.

70. The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare ; With Notes by Joseph
Rann, A.M., Vicar of St. Trinity, in Coventry. Oxford : At the
Clarendon Press. [6 vols. 8vo] 1786-94.

71. The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare. Collated
verbatim with the most Authentick Copies, and Revised : with the
Corrections and Illustrations of various Commentators j to which are
added, an Essay on the Chronological Order of his Plays ; an Essay relative
to Shakspeare and Jonson ; a Dissertation on the Three Parts of King
Henry VI. an Historical Account of the English Stage, and Notes ; by
Edmond Malone. Dublin : Printed by John Exshaw.

[16 vols. 8voJ 1794-

Portrait, altered from the Chandos Picture by Ozias Humphry, and Plates. Preliminary
matter. Prefaces, etc., same as in Malone"s Edition of 1790.

72. The Works of William Shakespeare, in which the Beauties
observed by Pope^ Warburton^ and Dodd^ are pointed out. Together
with the Author's Life, a Glossary, Copious Indexes, and, a List of the
various Readings. Edinburgh: Bell and Bradfute. [8 vols. 8vo] 1795.

Has "The Scots Editors Preface," Pope's Preface, and Rowe's Life of Shakespeare. "This
Edition of Shakespeare is correctly printed from the famous Edition of 1753, by Dr. Hugh
Blair." — Note at back of title.

73. The Works of William Shakespeare. In which the Beauties
observed by Pope., JVarburton^ and Dodd.^ are pointed out. Together with
the Author's Life, A Glossary, copious Indexes, and a List of the various
Readings. Glasgow: Duncan, Robertson, etc. [8 vols. 8vo] 1795.

Printed from the Text of Blair's Edition, with "The Scots Editors Preface," and Pope's Preface.



iEuglisij iSHittons of S^jaftcspcare's aeorftjs. n

[The Works of Shakespeare. Philadelphia: 1 795. (The first American
Edition.) Not yet in the Library. Much wanted.']

74. The Plays of William Shakspeare. London : Bellamy and
Robarts. [8 vols. 8vo] 1796

Has Portrait, altered from the Chandos, by Walker, two scenes to each Play, and sixteen
" Allegories." Also, a Lite of Shakespeare.

77. The Works of William Shakspeare., containing his Plays and
Poems \ to which is added a Glossary. London : Robinson.

[7 vols. Svo] 1797-

Printed in large type, without Notes. The dedication of "Venus and Adonis," to the Earl of
Southampton, is placed before the whole works, in vol. I, and is immediately succeeded by
The Tempest.

78. The Plays of JVilUam Shakspeare. London : Longman, etc.

[6 vols. Svo] 1797.

Apparently a reprint of the preceding book, with new title-pages, but without volume 7, the
Poems and Glossary; and in place of "dedication" is a leaf containing Advertisement, "to
the public."

81. The Dramatic Writings of Will, Shakespeare. With Intro-
ductory Prefaces to each Play. Printed complete from the Best Editions.
Printed for D. Ogilvie and Sons, London. [9 vols, duo.] 1798.

82. Th^Wovk?, oi Shakespeare. Berwick: [9 vols, duo.] 1800.

Head of Shakespeare in title. Life of Shakespeare [by Rowe] pp. v-xxi. Bohn^s Lowndes
says " with prefaces to each play ; " this has no Prefaces.

83. The Plays of William Shakspeare. London : Printed by
Bensley. [12 vols, duo,] 1800.

Has a somewhat uncommon Portrait, "Ridley sculpt." Vignette of swan on title-page, and
Plates by Stothard and others. Life by Rowe, Preface by Johnson, Essay by Farmer, and
short preliminary observations to each Play. The Plays appear to have been printed singly,
and issued separately, as they have independent paginations, and various dates, 1 798-1 799.
The general title-page is dated 1800. It is called " Harding's Edition."

[J Reprint of the 15 volu?ne Edition of Johnson^ Steevens., and Reed., was
printed at Basle., in 1799- 1 802, /or which see '■'■German Editions.''''']

86. The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare, Revised by George
Steevens. London : Printed by Bulmer for Boydell and Nicol.

[g vols. Folio] 1802.

With Plates, by Stothard, Smirke, etc. " A magnificent edition."

87. The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare. Revised by George
Steevens. London : Printed by Bulmer for Boydell and Nicol.

[9 vols. Folio] 1802.

This copy does not contain Plates, as the previous one does, but is accompanied by two volumes,
elephant folio, of Plates from designs by Fuseli, Northcote, Opie, etc.

88. The Plays of William Shakspeare. With the Corrections and
Illustrations of various Commentators. To which are added, Notes, by
Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. The Fifth Edition. Revised



12 Sfjaftespcarc fitemonal Hihxaxp, Biimingtiam.

and augmented by Isaac Reed, with a Glossarial Index. London :
Printed for J. Johnson, etc. [21 vols. 8vo] 1803.

Felton Portrait, Neagle, sculpt. Has Advertisement by Reed, " Mr. Richardson's Proposals,"
Capell's Introduction, Malone's Preface, and the other Prefaces, preliminary matter, etc., as
in the previous editions of Johnson and Steevens. " This edition is an amplification of that
°f I793> ^rid was left in an advanced state of preparation by Mr. George Steevens, who died
in 1800. Mr. Reed received ;£'300 for editing it, Mr. Harrison jQioo for correcting the
press."' — Bo/in's Lowndes.

89. The Plays of William Shakspeare, Jccurately printed fro?n the
text of the Corrected Copy left by the late George Steevens, Esq. With
Glossarial Notes. London : Johnson, Baldwin, etc.

[9 vols, duo.] 1803.

Felton Portrait, " Warren, sculpt." Has Life of Shakespeare by Rowe, Notes at the end of each
Play J Advertisement at commencement, signed W. H.

91. The Plays of IFilliam Shakspeare., in miniature. Sharpe's
Edition. London: C. Whittingham. [9 vols. 24010] 1803-4.

Portrait by R. Corbould, from a gem by E. Burch.

94. The Plays of IVilliam Shakespeare. Edinburgh : Printed by
Thomas Turnbull. [9 vols, duo.] 1804.

95. The Plays of William Shakspeare. London : Printed by
Bensley for Wynne and Scholey, and Wallis. [10 vols. 8vo] 1803-5.

Portrait, from the Picture in the possession of Mr. Richardson, by Thurston, engraved by
Warren. Woodcut Vignettes to each Play, after Thurston's Designs. Vol. i contains Rowe's
Life of Shakspeare. Each Play has a distinct pagination, and selected "observations" on it.
Vol. 9 contains the Prefaces by Heminge and Condell, Pope, Theobald, Hanmer, Warburton,
and Johnson; two Advertisements by Steevens; Capell s Introduction; Monck Mason's
Preface to his Comments ; Farmer's Essay on Shakspeare ; Malone's Preface, Essay on the
Chronology of Shakspeare's Plays, and History of the Stage. VoL lo consists of selected
Annotations from the various Commentators, and Glossary.

96. The Plays of William Shakspeare, Accurately printed from the
Text of the corrected Copy left by the late George Steevens, Esq. With
a series of Engravings from original designs of Henry Fuseli, and a selection
of Explanatory and Historical Notes, from the most eminent Com-
mentators ; A History of the Stage., a Life of Shakspeare., l^c, by Alexander
Chalmers. London: Rivingtons, etc. [9 vols. 8vo] 1805.

Has Portrait, [The Felton,] by Neagle, but wants the Plates. Has Prefaces by Johnson, Pope,
and Chalmers.

98. The Plays of William Shakspeare, with Notes of various
Commentators. Edited by Manley Wood. London : Printed for
George Kearsley. [14 vols. 8vo] 1806.

Portrait from a Picture in the possession of Mr. Richardson, engraved by Warren, and Plates by
'I'hurston, etc. Rowe's Life of Shakespeare, and Johnson's Preface.

99. The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare : with Explanatory
Notes. To which is added, a Copious Index to the Remarkable Passages
and Words, by S. Ayscough. London; Stockdale. [2 vols. 8vo] 1807.

Has Portrait, engraved by Bennett, two short Prefaces, and Life of Shakespeare by Rowe. This
copy wants vol. 3, the Index. Has two title-pages, and is called two vols., but has onlv one
pagination, from p. i to 1079.



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101. The Family Shakespeare. [By Bowdler.] R. Cruttwell,
Bath. [4 vols, duo.] 1807.

102. The Plays of Shaicspeare. Printed from the Text of Samuel
Johnson, George Steevens, and Isaac Reed. London : Longman.

[Printed by Ballantyne, Edinburgh. 12 vols. 8vo] 1807.

Felton Portrait, engraved by Evans, and Vignettes from Stothard, etc. Has an "Advertisement,"
but no Prefaces or Lite.

103. The Plays of William Shaicspeare. From the Corrected Text
of Johnson and Steevens. Embellished vi^ith Plates, [by Stothard, Fuseli,
etc., engraved by Heath] London: Stockdale. [6 vols. 4to] 1807.

105. The Plays of William Shakespeare, from the Correct Edition
of Isaac Reed, Esq. London : Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe.

[12 vols. 8vo] 1809.

With Woodcuts from Thurston's Designs. Rowe's Life, Johnson's Preface, and Farmer's Essay.

Shakespeare's Popular Dramatic Works ^ Newcastle on Tyne^ 1809. See

Selections.

107. The Plays of William Shakspeare, accurately printed from the
Text of the Corrected Copy left by the late George Steevens, Esq. With
Glossarial Notes [by A. Chalmers.] A New Edition. London : Nichols,
Rivingtons, etc. [10 vols, duo.] 181 1.

Has Rowe's Life of Shakspeare, Advertisement signed " W. H.," and Johnson's Preface.

113. The Plays of William Shakspeare. With the Corrections and
Illustrations of various Commentators. To which are added. Notes, by
Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. Revised and augmented by Isaac
Reed, with a Glossarial Index. The Sixth Edition. London : Printed
for Nichols and Son, etc. [21 vols. 8vo] 18 13.

Felton Portrait, engraved by W. Holl. "The proof-sheets of this edition were corrected by
Mr. Harris, Librarian of the Royal Institution." — Bohn's Loivndes. Vol. 2 has a figure
seated, contemplating a Bust of Shakespeare ; figure of a man, big, empty, and self-complacent,
seems about to " improve " Shakespeare, whose Bust looks contemptuous and angry.
Preliminary matter, the same as in the Edition of 1803.

The Plays of Shakspeare^ from the text of Steevens' corrected copy. Leipsic,
1 804-1 8 1 3. See Ger?nan Editions,

117. The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare. Whittingham's
Edition. Chiswick: C. Whittingham. [7 vols. i8mo] 1814.

"With two hundred and thirty embellishments, remarks on the Life and Writings, by John
Britton, the Preface by Dr. Johnson, and a Glossarial Index ; " also, a list of detached Essays
and Dissertations on Shakspeare.

118. The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare. London :
Thomas Tegg. [12 vols. 8vo] 1812-1815.

Portrait of Shakespeare, by Thurston, engraved by Rhodes. Plates by Thurston. Has the Life,
by Rowe, Johnson's Preface, Farmer's Essay on the Learning of Shakespeare, and Notes
at' the end of each Plav.



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120. The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare. Whittingham's
Edition. Chiswick : C. Whittingham. [7 vols. i8mo] 18 18.

Embellished with 230 Woodcuts by Thurston, with a Life of Shakspeare by John Britton,
(revised,) Preface by Dr. Johnson, and List of detached Essays and Dissertations on Shakspeare.

121. The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare. Whittingham's
Edition. Chiswick: C. Whittingham. [9 vols. i8mo] 1818.

An impostor ; has the title-page of Whittingham's Edition, and is illustrated, but is inferior in
type, and is printed by Maurice, of Fenchurch Street, for Bumpus, Holborn Bars. Text of
Johnson and Steevens, with Johnson's Preface and remarks on each Play.

125. The Plays of Shakspeare. Printed from the Text of Samuel
Johnson, George Steevens, and Isaac Reed. London: Hurst, etc.

[Printed by Ballantyne, Edinburgh. 2 vols. 8vo] 18 19.

130. The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, with the
Corrections and Illustrations of Various Commentators : Comprehending
a Life of the Poet, and an Enlarged History of the Stage, by the late
Edmond Malone. IFith a new Glossarial Index. London: Rivingtons,
etc. [21 vols, 8vo] 1821.

Chandos Portrait, "Fry, sculpt." in vol. i.

Portrait after a miniature in the possession of Sir J. B. Burgess, "Agar, sculpt." in vol. 2.

"Malone having at his death in 1812 bequeathed the extensive and valuable collections which
he had prepared for a new edition to his friend James Boswell, the present edition has the
advantage of them." — Bohn^i Loivndes.

Contents of Prolegomena in this Edition :

Vol. I. Advertisement, (50 pp.) by Boswell. Memoir of Edmond Malone by Boswell.
Prefaces of Pope, Theobald, Hanmer, Warburton, and Johnson ; Steevens' Advertisements,
1766, 1773, 1793, and 1803; Capell's Introduction; Reed's Advertisements, 1785, and
1803; Malone's Preface, 1790; Preface to Mr. Richardson's Proposals; Mr. Richardson's
Proposals and Supplement ; Farmer on the Learning of Shakspeare ; Appendix to Colman's



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