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versification" has been received for nearly half a century as the standard
text.* The year 1790 produced Malone' s edition; and during the
entire century, as many as thirty thousand copies of Shakspeare were
dispersed through England.

The love of Shakspearian antiquity was indeed so great at this time,
that dishonest men began to forge documents relating to the poet, with
the object of foisting their trash upon his biographers and admirers.
The fabrications of Ireland (published in 1795) belonged to this class.
They created, at the time, a good deal of attention and controversy;
but were at last detected for what they really were, i. e. mere for-
geries. The portraits known as the Stace Picture, and the Bellow's
Picture of the poet, were also condemned as spurious.

If aesthetical criticism has come from Germany, England has at
any rate not been behind hand in doing that which no foreigner could
do for her national poet.

All that antiquarian research, and textual criticism could do, has
been done in this country. Shakspeare's admirers and students here,
have been, in truth, indefatigable. One of the most remarkable books
which have been published is Drake's "Shakespeare and his time" ;
a work full of minute and valuable information respecting the manners,
customs, and superstitious of Shakspeare's age, and is in its peculiar line,
unrivalled to this day.

In the 19 th century the best editions of the dramatist have been
those of Chalmer in 1805, Wood in 1806, Ballantyne in 1807, Ma-
lone' s edition, re-edited by Boswell in 1821, "Singer's in 1826 and
Valpy's in 1832.

A long period of time had passed, without the appearance of any
edition worthy to be called a progress in Shakspearian editorship. It
was not until 1838 that Charles Knight's "Pictorial Shakspeare" ap-
peared. The historical introductions, explanations and illustrations
which accompany this edition make it one of the most interesting ever
published. Its editor indeed has distinguished himself as a great Shak-
speaiian scholar. His life of the dramatist, his "Studies of Shakspeare*'



Knight's Studies.



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and his various editions of his plays and poems have secured for
Charles Knight a high and lasting position in Shakspearian literature*

In 1840 the "Shakspeare Society" was established, under the pre-
sidency of the Earl of Ellesmere. Its obj^t was to publish books
illustrative of Shakspeare and of the literature of his time. The Society
lasted until 1853; and has published 48 volumes, some of them of
great interest in a historical point of view.

In 1841 JUr. Payne Collier published his edition of Shakspeare,
iu 8 vols 8vo. It gave the collated text of the early editions in the
possession of the Duke of Devonshire; of the unique first "Hamlet'*
of 1603, the first "Romeo and Juliet" of 1597, and many others.
The task was executed with that success which great knowledge of
the subject, and an intimate acquaintance with early English literature
could alone ensure. There has indeed been no man more indefatigable
than Mr. Collier in minute researches into Shakspearian lore. He has
made Shakspearian research the task of his whole life; and literature
owes him a lasting debt of gratitude. His "History of English
dramatic Poetry, and Annals of the Stage", have given us materials
which must form the foundation of Shakspearian inquiry for all future
time. We refer to our Catalogue for a more particular account of Mr.
Collier's labours.

In his biography of Shakspeare, he examined the original sources
of information from the register of the poet's baptism, to the proof of
his will.*

In 1853 appeared the r* volume of Mr. J. 0. Halliwell's splendid
edition of Shakspeare , in 15 volumes folio, of which ten have already
been printed. The text is formed from a new collation of the early
editions; and the work includes the original novels and tales on which
the plays are founded, copious archaeological annotations on each play,
an essay on the formation of the text, and a life of the poet. The
subscription for a single copy of this -gigantic work, wholly unsurpassed
in splendour, but from its costliness, inaccessible to the general public,
amounted to 63 Pounds.

In 1853 appeared Mr. Collier's new edition of Shakspeare. The
text was regulated by a newly discovered folio edition of 1632, con-
taining many hundred early marginal emendations, in manuscript. With
these -'Notes and Emendations" a revolution began in the Shakspearian
world, and a long controversy (known as the "Collier Contro-
versy") resulted from their publication. The dispute was as hot as
that respecting the Ireland forgeries, 70 .years previous, and there
was even frequent mention of that odious word. The most serious
charges were brought against Collier by N. Hamilton in his well-known
work entitled "An Inquiry into the Genuinness of the Manuscript Cor-
rections in Mr. J. P. Collier's annotated Shakspeare of 1632, and of
certain Shakspearian Documents likewise published by Mr. Collier."

Mr. Collier in a letter which appeared in the Athenaeum of the
18 th February 1860, replied to these grave charges; arid his reply
(which he afterwards published as a distinct pamphlet) **, not only gives



* Collier's "Reasons for a new edition of Shakspeare ".
** ''Reply to Mr. N. Hamilton's Inquiry into the imputed Shakspeare Forgeries,



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a historical account of this curious volume , but is in all respects
satisfactory, and completely annihilates the charges of his assailants.
There can be no doubt that the explanation which he gives is the true
one; and that the corrections, frequently striking, are by an unknown
hand, and a clever head.

In 1857 appeared Alexander Dyce's edition in 6 volumes 8vo and
in 1858 Howard Staunton's carefully edited edition, in 3 vols, with
illustrations. The year 1863 brought with it a, new edition, by W. G.
Chirk and John Glover, known as the "Cambridge Edition"; which is,
beyond all question, one of the best editions of Shakspeare which has
ever been issued from the press.

For we think the time has indeed past when we should allow any
literary dilettante to come forward and give us the text of Shakspeare
according to his "new ideas", with his own new readings and correc-
tions. We want no more such editors as these; for they are at best
bad linguists, insufficiently acquainted with comparative philology; and
are generally self-opinionated enough to substitute a bad word for one
that is unintelligible. A man who has not proved himself to have the
proper qualifications, and who is not moreover intimately acquainted with
ancient English literature, has no pretentiou whatever to appear as a
text-monger of Shakspeare. We want the texts of the early editions,
however incorrectly they may have come down to us, with textual
emendations in the form of notes, but no further alterations of the
text, except such as may be based on early and well authenticated edi-
tions. This is a sound rule, we think, for all future editors of the
great dramatist ; and we are happy to say the Cambridge editors have
set the example of adopting it. The plan which they have followed
is to take a good early edition of each play, and to quote in the an-
notation the different readings of the other early editions. We have
thus, for the first time, obtained a complete text of Shakspeare's dramas.

Whilst this edition is appearing, reprints of the early Quarto's, a
" fac-simile " Shakspeare , and a host of new editions are being also
ushered in, to complete the literary Monument of
Shakspeare's Tercentenary.



by J. Payne Collier." I860. See, also, "Mommsen. Der Perkins - Shakspeare.'
Berlin, 1854.



THE EARLY QUARTO EDITIONS OF SHAKSPEARE'S PLAYS.



1594.

Titus Andronicus, entered at Stationer's Hall Feb. 6. 1593. Langbaine says
the first edition was printed in 1594, but no copy of it is in existauce.
'2nd Edition 1600. 3rd Edition 1611 (in Capell's Collection).

Henry the Sixth part II. 1st Edition 1594 printed by Thomas Creede for
Thomas Millington. In the Bodleian Library. "2nd Edition 16<>0. (In Ca-
pell's Collection, Cambridge.) 3rd Edition 1619 no date (Capell).

1595.

Henry the Sixth, part III. \st Edition 1595.

"2nd Edition 1600. British Museum and Bodleian Library.
3rd Edition (no date) 1619. do. do.

1597.

Romeo and Juliet, printed by John Danter.

1st Edition 1597. British Mus. Bodleian. Capell.

Ind Edition 1599. do. do. do.

3rd Edition 1609. do. do. do.

Mil Edition (no date) 1615. do. do. do.

5*7? Edition 1637. do. do. do.

Richard the Second. Printed by Valentine Simmes for Andrew Wise.

1st Edition 1597. Capell.

Ind Edition 1598. British Mus. Bodleian. Capell.

3rd Edition 1608. With new additions of the Parliament Scene. Bodleian.

Uh Edition 1608. British Mus. Capell.

5th Edition 1615. British Mus. Bodleian. Capell.

Sth Edition 1624, 1th Edition 1629, 8M Edition 1634.
Richard the Third. Old play. London by Creede 1594.

\st Edition 1597. Printed by Valentine Sims for Andrew Wise. Bod-
leian. Capell.

Ind Edition 1598. Brit. Mus. Bodleian. Capell.

3rd Edition 1 602. Brit. Mus. and Capell.

Mh Edition 1605, Mh Edition 1612, i\th Edition 1621, doubtful, 1th Ed.
1622, Sth Edition 1629, 9th Edition 1634.

1598.
Love's Labour Lost. Printed by W. W. for Cuthbert Burby.

1st Edition 1598. Bodleian. Capell.

2nd Edition 1631. Brit. Mus. Capell.
Ring Henry the Fourth, part I. Printed by P. S. for Andrew Wise.

1st Edition 1598. Brit. Mus. Capell.

Ind Edition \ 599. do. Bodleian. Capell.

3rd Edition \ 604. (imperfect) do. do.

4th Edition 1608. Brit, Mus. do. do.

bth Edition 1613. do. do. do.

Qtk Edition 1622, 1th Edition 1632, Sth Edition 1639.



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1600.

Henry the Fifth- Printed by Thomas Creede, for Thos. Milling-ton and John Busby.

1st Edition I GOO. Brit. Mus. Bodleian. Capell.

"2nd Edition 16<2. Capell.

3/y/ Edition 160S. Brit. Mus. Bodleian. Capell.
The Merchant of Venice. Printed by J. R. for Thomas Heyes.

\st Edition 1600. Brit. Mus. Bodleian. Capell. Entered at Stationer's
Hall on July 22, 1598.

'2nd Edition Printed by J. Robert?. 1600. Brit, Mus. Bodleian. Capell.

3rd Edition 1637. Brit. Mus. Bodleian. Capell.

4th Edition 1652. do. and Capell.

A Midsommer Night's Dreame. Printed by James Roberts.

1st Edition ifiuo. Brit. Mus. Bodleian. Capell.

2nd Edition for Thomas Fisher 1 600. Brit. Mus. Bodleian. Capell.
Much Adoe about Nothing. Printed by V. S. for Andrew Wise and William Aspley.

1st Edition 1600. Brit. Mus. * Bodleian. Capell.

1602.

Merry Wives of Windsor. Printed by T. C. for Arthur Johnson.
]st Edition 1602. Bodleian L. Capell.
2nd Edition 1619. Brit. Mus. Bodleian. Capell.
3rd Edition 1630. do. do. do.

These Editions are all incomplete.

1603.
Hamlet. Printed for N. L. and John Trundell.

1st Edition 1603. Only 2 incomplete Copies known. Brit. Mus. and Duke of

Devonshire.

2nd Edition 1604. 3 Copies known. Brit. Mus. and Duke of Devonshire.
'3rd Edition 1605. Brit. Mus. Capell.
4th Edition 1 607. no date, printed by W. S. for John Smethwicke. Brit.

Mus. Bodleian. Capell.
Mh Edition 1 6 i 1 , Qth Edition 1637, 1th Edition 1683, bth Edition 1695.

1605.

King Lear. Printed by Simon Stafford for John Wright.
1st Edition 1605. Brit, Mus.
2nd Edition, 1608. printed for Nath. Butter, 41 leaves. British Museum.

Bodleian. Capell.
3rd Edition 1 60<v printed for Nath. Butter, 44 leaves. British Museum.

Bodleian. Capell.
4th Edition 1655. Bodleian. Capell.

1609.
Pericles. Imprinted for Henry Gosson.

1st Edition 1609. Brit. Mus. Bodleian. Capell.

2nd Edition 1609. corrected. Brit. Mus.

3rd Edition 1611. Brit. Mus. Capell.

4th Edition 1611). Brit, Mus. Bodleian.

bth Edition 1630. do. do.

Gth Edition 1635. do. do. 1th Edition 1639.

Troilus and Cressida. Imprinted by G. Eld, for R. Bonian" and II. Walley.

1st Edition 1609. (Title: The famous history of T. etc.).

2nd Edition 1609. (Title: The history of T. etc.*.

1622.

Othello. Printed by N. 0. for Thomas Walkley.
\st Edition 16'22. Brit. Mus. Bodleian. Capell
2nd Edition 1630. do. do. do.

3rd Edition 1655. do. do. do.

1631.

Taming Of a Shrew. An old play printed by Peter Short and sold by Cuth-
bert Burby 1594. Devonshire,
reprinted 1607. do.



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1st Edition with Shakspeare's name, is dated 1031 printed by W S. for
John Smethwicke. Brit. Mus. Capell.

THE REPRINTS OF THE QUARTO'S.
Hamlet, exact reprints of the 1st and 2nd Edition of 1003 and 1004. 8<.

London 1S59. IM54.

do. with bibliographical preface by S. Timmins. 8. 1800.
Romeo and Juliet, from the Edition of 1597 and 1599 by Momrnsen. roy.

8. 1 S59.

Reprints of the early quarto Editions in photo-lithographic copies, are about
to be published, under the editorship of Mr. Staunton.



THE FOLIO EDITIONS OF SHAKSPEARE. .

First Edition 1023.

Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. Published
according to the true Original Copies. London Printed by Isaac. Jaggard
and Edward Blount, 1023. Portrait by Martin Droeshout.

This Edition has 30 plays, containing 17 which were not printed in
4., excepting . Pericles, which was added to the third Edition.
Second Edition 1032.

Printed by Thos. Cotes, for Robert Allot (title page varies). Portrait by
Martin Droeshout.

"The Sources from which the numerous new readings in this edition
were derived, are unknown. Ben Jonson and John Milton, are suggested as
emendators."
Third Edition (Some Copies dated 1003). 1004.*

Printed for P. C. And into this Impression is added seven Plays, never
before printed in folio, viz.: Pericles Prince of Tyre. The London
Prodigal. The History of Thomas Ld. Cromwell. Sir John Oldcastle Lord
Cobham. The Puritan Widow. A Yorkshire Tragedy. The Tragedy
of Locrine.

" The greater part of this Edition is said to have been destroyed by
the fire of London."
Fourth Edition 10S5.

Printed for H. Herringman. E. Brewster. R. Chiswell and R. Bentley.

REPRINTS.

First Reprint of the First folio Edition 1807.

Second Reprint of the First folio in course of publication, small 4. 18621804
by Lionel Booth.

VALUE OF THE EARLY EDITIONS.

In a sale of the Library of the late Mr. George Daniel which occured in
August 1864 the Editions of Shakspeare fetehed the following prices:

SHAKSPEAIIE.

"Shakspeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies." Published according
to the true original copies. The excessively rare first edition ; brilliant por-
trait by Droeshout , with the verses by Ben Jonson ; folio in beautiful old
russia binding, preserved in a russia case. Printed by Isaac Jaggard and
Ed. Blount, 1023. A marvellous volume of unrivalled beauty, unquestionably



* "This edition was first issued in 1063" and Copies with this date, do not
contain the seven spurious plays. Fo*> minute details see: Lowndes Bibliographers
Manual " Shakespeare."



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the finest that has ever occured for public sale. This copy will to all future
time possess a world-wide reputation. It was bequeathed by Daniel Moore,
F. R. S., to William Henry Booth, who left it by will to John Gage Roke-
wode, from whom it parsed to Mr. Daniel. Its beauty was first remarked
on by Dr. Dibdin in his " Library Companion ," 1 824. Interesting letters
attesting these facts are in the volume, and another from Mr. Lilly, offering
the sum of 300/. for it. 6S2 guineas (bought for Miss Burdett Coutts).

" Shakspeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies." The second impress-
ion. Portrait by Droeshout, and verses by Ben Jonson ; folio. In the original
calf binding. Printed by Tho. Cotes, for Robert Allot, and are to be sold
at his shop, at the signe of the blacke Beare, in Paul'schurchyard U32.
"This genuine and beautiful copy of the second folio edition of Shakspeare's
plays was bought by Mr. Thorpe at the sale of the library at Neville Holt,
Leicestershire, and bought of him by me this the 1 6th day of September
(my Birth-day), 1848. I never saw its equal for soundness and size."
George Daniel, Canonburv. Of the purest quality from beginning to end,
and the largest example known 148/. (Boone).

"Shakspeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies." The third impress-
ion. Portrait by Droeshout, the verses by Ben Jonson underneath. Folio,
green morocco extra, with gilt borders inside, and joints, by C. Lewis. London,
printed for P. C. , 1664. . . . The publishers of the fourth edition of 16S5
appear to have considered the destruction of the third edition so extensive,
as to entitle them to treat it as a nonentity, and accordingly say upon
their title-page , " unto which is added seven playes never before printed in
folio," though they had been previously added to this issue of the third edi-
tion, a certain proof of its great rarity, even in those days. "The present
copy is a remarkably fine, sound, and tall one, in the most genuine state."
Note by Mr. Daniel. It is ceitainly a copy of unmatchable beauty
46/. (Lilly)'.

"Shakspeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies." The fourth edition.
Folio. Portrait by Droeshout, the verses underneath. Printed for II. Her-
ringman , E. Brewster, and R. Bentley, 1085. A magnificent copy; blue
morocco, richly gilt 2 \L 10s. (Boone).

VALUE OF THE SEPARATE PLAYS. THE ORIGINAL EDITIONS.

King Richard the Second, First Edition, 4. 1597 325 guineas.

Second Edition, 4. 1598 103 guineas (Halliwell).

King Richard the Third, First Edition, 4. 1597 the only Copy which has

ever occurred for sale 325 guineas.
Love's Labour Lost, First Edition , 4. 1 598 (the Copy was formerly Bindley 's,

and afterwards in the Heber Collection) 330 guineas.
Henry the Fourth, Second Edition, 4. 1599 - no guineas.
Romeo and Juliet, First Edition, 4. 1599 50 guineas.
Henry the Fifth, First Edition, 4. 1600 220 guineas.
The Merchant of Venice, First Edition, 4. 1 600 95 guineas.
Much Adoe about Nothing, First Edition, 4. I GOO 255 guineas.
Midsommer Nights Dream, First Edition, 4. 1600 230 guineas.

Second Edition, 4. 1600 36 Pounds.

The Merry Wives of Windsor, First Edition, 4. 1602 (from the Bindley Col-
lection) 330 guineas.

King Lear, 4to 1608 28 guineas.

Pericles, Prince of Tyre, 4. 1609 84 Pounds.

Troilus and Cresseid," First Edition, 4. 1609 109 guineas.

Hamlet, 4. 161 1 - 27 guineas.

Titus Andronichus, 4. ion 30 guineas.

Othello. First Edition, 4. 155 guineas.

Lucrece, First Edition, 4. 1594. Only three or four perfect copies are known
to exist. 150 guineas.

Venus and Adonis, Second Edition, 4. 1594. The finest Copy known. Not
more than three Copies exist. 240 Pounds.
- Second Edition, sm. 8. 1596.

" This most precious volume is from the libraries of the late Sir W.
Boll.ind and Mr. Robert Bright. At Sir W. Bolland's sale it was bought



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by Mr. Bright for 9!/. At Mr. Bright's sale, on the 7th of Ari^p, 1845, I
became the purchaser for the sum of 9 \l. 10s." MS. note by Mr.
Daniel. A beautiful copy. The only other copy known is in the Bodleian
300 guineas.

Shakspeare (W.). - Sonnets, never before imprinted. 4to, olive morocco
extra, gilt edges. At London, by G. Eld, for T. T., and are to be solde by
John Wright, dwelling at Christ Churchgate; 1600. A large and perfect
copy of this most rare volume, and the one of only two perfect copies known
with the above imprint. This precious little volume formerly belonged to
Narcissus Luttrell and cost him one shilling. It was afterwards in the poss-
ession of George Steevens 2 1 5 guineas.
Locrine, small 4. 1595 105 Pounds.



THE DOUBTFUL PLAYS.

1. ARDEN OF FEVERSHAM.

The lamentable and true Tragedie of M. Arden, of Fever-sham in Kent.
London printed for Edward White 1592. 4. Io99. reprinted 1770 by Jacob.
In the preface Shakspeare is mentioned as the Author.

2. ARRAIGNMENT OF PARIS.

The Araygnement of Paris, a Pastorall. Imprinted at London by Henrie
Marsh. 1584. 4. (written by George Peele .

3. THE BIRTH OF MERLIN.

The Birth of Merlin : or the Childe hath found his Father. Written by Wil-
liam Shakspeare and William Rowley. London T. Johnson, for Frances
Kirkman and Henry Marsh. 4. 1662.

4. EDWARD' III.

The Raigne of King Edward the Third. Cuthbert Burby. 4. 159G. 1599.
edited by Delius, Elberfeld 1854. 12.

5. FAIRE EM.

A pleasant Comedie of Faire Em, the Millers Daughter of Manchester. London
printed for John Wright. 4. 1631.

6. LOCRINE.

The lamentable Tragedie of Locrine, the eldest sonne of King Brutus, etc.
London printed by Th. Creede. 4. 15'.>r>.

7. LONDON PRODIGAL.

The London Prodigall by William Shakspeare. London printed by T. C. for .
Nathaniel Butter. 4. 1605.

8. LORD CROMWELL.

The true Chronicle Historic of the whole life and death of Thomas Lord
Cromwell. Written by W. S. London printed by Thomas Snodham. 4.
1613.

9. MERRY DEVIL OF EDMONTON.

The Merry Devill of Edmonton. London. 4. 1608. 1617. 1626. 1631. 1655.

10. MUCEDORUS.

A most pleasant Comedy of Mucedorus, the Kings Sonne of Valencia and
Amadiue the Kings Daughter of Arragon. London. Printed for Francis
Cotes. 4 ft . (no date, 1598). 4. for W. Jones. 1610. 1613. 1615. 1634. etc.



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II. SIR JOHN OLDCASTLE.

The first part of the true history of the Life of Sir John Oklcastle. Written
by William Shakspeare. London. Printed for T. P. 4. 1600. For Thomas
Pauier (without Shakspeare's name). 1600.

12. THE PURITAN.

The Puritaine or the Widdow of Watling Street, London pr. by G. Eld.
4. 1607.

13. THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN.

The two noble Kinsmen; written by Fletcher and W. Shakspeare. London.
Printed by T. Cotes for J. Waterson. 4. 1634.

14. YORKSHIRE TRAGEDY.

A Yorkshire Tragedy. Written by Shakspeare. London. Printed by E. B.
for Thomas Pauier. 4. 1608. 1619.



SHAKSPEARE'S POEMS.

VENUS AND ADONIS.

London imprinted by Richard Field. 4. 1593. Bodleian Library. Second
Edition 1594. Bodleian. Third Edition by R. F. for John Harrison, sm. 8.
1596. Bodleian L. Fourth Edition 1600. reprinted 16. 1602, 12. 1617, 18.
1620, 8. 1627, 8. 1630, 32. 1636, 8. 1675.

LUCRECE.

London printed by Richard Field for John Harrisson. 4. 1594. Bodleian.
Brit. Mas. 1596, 1598, 18; 1600, 24; 1607, 8; 1616, 8; 1624, 16;
1632, 12"; 1655, 16.

THE PASSIONATE PILGRIME.

Printed for W. Jaggard sold by W. Leake. 1 60. 1599. Capell. Second Ed.
(not known). Third Edition by Jaggard. 1 60. 1612.

SONNETS.

London by G. Eld for T. T. sold by John Wright, 4. 1609. reproduced in
facsimile. 4o. 1862.

POEMS.

Written by William Shakspeare. Printed at London by Cotes. 1640. (a col-
lection chiefly by other hands.)



THE CHIEF COMPLETE EDITIONS OF SHAKSPEARE'S WORKS,

1623 The First Folio Edition.

1632 The Second Folio Edition.

1663-64 The Third Folio Edition,

1685 The Fourth Folio Edition.

1709 Howe's Edition. 7 Vols. So.

1714 do. Second Edition. 9 Vols. 12<n

1725 Pope's Edition. 6 Yols. 4<.

1728 do. Second Edition. 10 Vols. 12<\

1731 do. Third Edition. 9 Vols. 18o.



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1733 Theobald's Edition. 7 Vols. So.

1735 Pope's Fourth Edition. 8 Vols. 12. 17(50. I7f><<.

1740 Theobald's Second Edition, b Vols. 12o. 1752, 1757, 1702, 67, 72, 73.

1744 Hanmer's Edition. 6 Vols. 4o.

1745 do. Second Edition. 6 Vols. 80.

1747 do. Third Edition. 9 Vols. 18o. 1748, 1751, 1760. 1770.

Warburton's Edition. 8 Vols. 80.

1753 Hugh Blair's Edition. 8 Vols. I2o. 1761, 1769, 1771, 1795.

1765 Sam. Johnson's Edition. 8 Vols. So. 176^.

I7R6 Steeven's Edition. 4 Vols. So.

1767 Capell's Edition. 10 Vols. 8.

1771 Ewin's Edition (Dublin 1 . 12 Vols. 12.

1773 Johnson and Steeven's Edition. 10 Vols. s. 1778, 1S03.

1774 Bell's Edition. 8 Vols. 12o. 1786, 1804.

1784 Ayscough's Edition one Vol. roy. 8<>. 1790, 1807.

1785 Johnson and Steeven's Edition by Reed. 10 Vols. 8. 1793, 1800, 1803,

1809, 1811. often reprinted.

178) John Nichol's Edition. 7 Vols. I2. 1798.
Rann's Edition, 6 Vols. 80.

1790 Malone'S Edition. 10 Vols. cr. 8. 1794.

1791 Bellamy's Edition. 8 Vols. 80.

1 797 Robinson's Edition. 7 Vols. imp. 80.

1800 Sharpe's Miniature Edition. 9 Vols. 24o. 1803, 1810.

1802 Boydell's illustr. Edition. 9 Vols.

1803 Wallis and Scholey's Edition. 10 Vols. So. |K07.

1805 Chalmer's Edition. 9 Vols. So. 1811, 1818. 1823, 1826, IS37. etc.

1S06 Manley Wood's Edition. 14 Vols.

1807 Ballantyne's Edition. 12 Vols. bo.

Heath's Edition. 6 Vols. 4o.

1811 Miller's Edition. 8 Vols. 12o.

1814 Life by Britten, Chiswick. 7 Vols. 1 80.

1818 Bowdler's Family Shakspeare. 10 Vols. I So. often reprinted.

1821 Johnson's, Steevens, Reed and Malone's Edition byBoswell. 21 Vols. 80.

1822 Corall's Miniat. Edition. 9 Vols. 48o. 1826, 12". 1831.
1*24 Wheeler's Edition. 1 Vols. 80.

1825 Harness's Edition. 8 Vols. 8. 1830, 1833.


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