Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection
Source Creator:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Source Title:
[Plays. 1709] The works of Mr. William Shakespear : in six volumes : adorn’d with cuts / revis’d and corrected, with an account of the life and writings of the author, by N. Rowe, Esq.
Source Created or Published:
[1709]
Physical Description:
title page
Source Call Number:
PR2752 1709a copy 2 v.1 Sh.Col.
Digital Image File Name:
56341
Digital Image Type:
FSL collection
Hamnet Bib ID:
228626
Hamnet Holdings ID:
260597
HAMNET CATALOG RECORD:
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Creator (Hamnet):
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Uniform Title (Hamnet):
Plays. 1709
Title (Hamnet):
The works of Mr. William Shakespear : in six volumes : adorn'd with cuts / revis'd and corrected, with an account of the life and writings of the author, by N. Rowe, Esq.
Place of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet):
London :
Creator or Publisher (Hamnet):
Printed for Jacob Tonson, within Grays-Inn Gate, next Grays-Inn Lane,
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet):
MDCCIX [1709]
Physical Description (Hamnet):
6 v. : ill., port. (engravings) ; 23 cm (8vo)
Folger Holdings Notes (Hamnet):
Imperfect: lacking the portrait of Shakespeare (v. 1). Shipping label from bookseller to H.C. Folger (v. 1); tree leaf removed from between p. 3178-3179 (v. 6) to curatorial file. Armorial bookplate (motto: Cedant arma togae) of Sir John Reade in each vol. (either the 5th baronet 1721-1773, or the 6th, d. 1789); bookplate of David Garrick in v. 1. Bound in early gold-tooled sprinkled calf. Owned by Mr. and Mrs. Folger.
Notes (Hamnet):
The first edition published after the four folios; the text is based on the fourth folio.
Notes (Hamnet):
Contains the plays only.
Notes (Hamnet):
This is the large paper issue with gutter margin 16 mm minimum; height of text block 22.5 cm minimum. The ordinary paper issue has a gutter margin of about 10 mm and a text block height of about 19.5 cm. There is also a large paper issue in 9 volumes.
Notes (Hamnet):
With a general title page in v. 1; each volume with a volume title page; each play with an individual play title page, reading: Printed in the year 1709.
Notes (Hamnet):
Vol. 1. Signatures: pi² A⁴ a-b⁸ c⁴ B-2G⁸. Pagination: [12], XL, 464 p., [10] leaves of plates. -- v. 2. Signatures: [A]1 B-2K⁸. Pagination: [5], 468-975, [1] p., [8] leaves of plates. -- v. 3. Signatures: [A]1 B-2N⁸. Pagination: [5], 980-1535, [1] p., [8] leaves of plates. -- v. 4. Signatures: [A]1 B-2L⁸ M⁴. Pagination: [5], 1540-2072 p., [7] leaves of plates. -- v. 5. Signatures: [A]1 B-2O⁸. Pagination: [5], 2076-2647, [1] p., [8] leaves of plates. -- v. 6. Signatures: A⁸ (-A1) B-2N⁸. Pagination: [5], 2656-3324 p., [10] leaves of plates.
Notes (Hamnet):
Engraved frontispiece plates lettered: M. Vdr. Gucht sculp.; frontispiece included in each volume. Engraved portrait (v. 1) lettered: B. Arlaud del., G. Duchange scul., Mr. William Shakespear, p. 1 in the life. Engravings for plays lettered for pagination, attributed to artist Boitard and engraver Kirkall (see H.A. Hammelmann, Shakespeare's first illustrators, Apollo, supplement "notes on British art" p. 1-4, August 1968).
Notes (Hamnet):
The Arlaud-Duchange portrait was issued in v. 1 of the large paper issues in 6 v. and in 9 v. of Rowe's 1709 works of Shakespeare. It was not executed and added later, as claimed by Ford (See Dawson, G.E. The Arlaud-Duchange portrait of Shakespeare. The Library, 1935, s4-XVI (3): 290-294).
Notes (Hamnet):
Paged continuously; numerous errors in paging.
Notes (Hamnet):
v. 1. Tempest ; Two gentlemen of Verona ; Merry wives of Windsor ; Measure for measure ; Comedy of errors ; Much ado about nothing ; Love's labour's lost -- v. 2. Midsummer night's dream ; Merchant of Venice ; As you like it ; Taming of the shrew ; All's well that ends well ; Twelfth-night ; Winter's tale -- v. 3. King John ; King Richard II ; King Henry IV. Part 1 ; King Henry IV. Part 2 ; Henry V ; King Henry VI. Part 1 ; King Henry VI. Part 2 -- v. 4. King Henry VI. Part 3 ; King Richard III ; King Henry VIII ; Troilus and Cressida ; Coriolanus ; Titus Andronicus -- v. 5. Romeo and Juliet ; Timon of Athens ; Julius Caesar ; Macbeth ; Hamlet ; King Lear ; Othello -- v. 6. Antony and Cleopatra ; Cymbeline ; Pericles ; London prodigal ; Thomas, Lord Cromwell ; Sir John Oldcastle ; Puritan ; Yorkshire tragedy ; Locrine.
Notes (Hamnet):
copy 1 v. 1-2, 4-5 conserved 20110809 deacidified CMS pda DFo
Notes (Hamnet):
copy 1 v. 3, 6 mass deacidified 20110809 CMS pda DFo
Notes (Hamnet):
copy 2 v. 1-2, 4-5 conserved 20110711 deacidified CMS pda DFo
Notes (Hamnet):
copy 2 v. 3, 6 mass deacidified 20110712 CMS pda DFo
Notes (Hamnet):
copy 1 v. 1, 2, 4, 5 housed 20110711 CMS pda DFo
Notes (Hamnet):
copy 2 v. 3, 6 housed 20110711 CMS pda DFo
Notes (Hamnet):
copy 10 v. 6 housed 20110711 CMS pda DFo
Notes (Hamnet):
Washington, D.C., Folger Shakespeare Library, 2005. David Garrick. DFo
Citations (Hamnet):
ESTC T138296
Citations (Hamnet):
Ford, H.L. Shakespeare 1700-1740, p. 10-11
Citations (Hamnet):
Jaggard, W. Shakespeare bibliography, p. 497
Subject (Hamnet):
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Biography.
Subject (Hamnet):
Annotations (Provenance) -- 18th century. DFo
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736, bookseller.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Gucht, Michael van der, 1660-1725, printmaker.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Arlaud, Benoît, d. 1719, printmaker.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Duchange, Gaspard, 1662-1757, ill.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Boitard, François, ca. 1670-ca. 1715, printmaker.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Kirkall, Elisha, 1682?-1742, ill.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Folger, Henry Clay, 1857-1930, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Folger, Emily C. J. (Emily Clara Jordan), 1858-1936, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Beaufort, Henry Somerset, Duke of, 1684-1714, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Edgcumbe, Richard Edgcumbe, Baron, 1680?-1758, signer.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Garrick, David, 1717-1779, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Reade, John, 1721-1773, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Reade, John, d. 1789, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Daniel, P. A. (Peter Augustin), annotator.
Call Number (Hamnet):
PR2752 1709a copy 2 Sh.Col.

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