Media Information

Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection
Source Creator:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Source Title:
[Plays. 1791. W. Bulmer and Co.] The dramatic works of Shakspeare / revised by George Steevens.
Source Created or Published:
[1791-1802, i.e. 1791-1803]
Physical Description:
p.38 || p.39 of Richard III
Source Call Number:
PR2752 1791-1802a v.1 Sh.Col.
Digital Image File Name:
Digital Image Type:
FSL collection
Hamnet Bib ID:
Hamnet Holdings ID:
Creator (Hamnet):
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Uniform Title (Hamnet):
Plays. 1791. W. Bulmer and Co.
Title (Hamnet):
The dramatic works of Shakspeare / revised by George Steevens.
Alt. Title (Hamnet):
Dramatic works of Shakespeare
Place of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet):
London :
Creator or Publisher (Hamnet):
Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., Shakspeare Printing Office, for John and Josiah Boydell, and George Nicol, from the types of W. Martin,
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet):
1791-MDCCCII [1791-1802, i.e. 1791-1803]
Physical Description (Hamnet):
9 v. ; 45 cm (fol.)
Folger Holdings Notes (Hamnet):
Imperfect: lacking v. 6; volume and Hamlet title pages wanting in v. 7. Ms. pen and pencil editorial notes and corrections between Steevens, Isaac, and Bulmer (note: first leaf of Twelfth-night, v. 3, with signed notes of Bulmer and Steevens, to distinguish handwriting); with ms. annotations pasted into text; sketches of spectacles in v. 3. Vol. 2 t.p. with off-set ink markings. Red seals and stamps of Bulmer's address dated between 1793-1795 on proof leaves in plays of v. 2-5. Ink ms. sketch of "the bust of Mr. Bacon, designed to be placed over the Shakspeare Printing Office, in Cleveland Row, Pall-mall", as well as ms. poem by E. Jerningham 'To Bulmerus,' beginning 'Fye, Mr. Bulmer, fye for shame!' listed in the Union First Line Index of English Verse, on Merry wives, p. 33; editorial note dated Dec. 7th, 1793 on Merry wives, p. 37 (v. 3). Note on first page of Henry 6 pt. 3: "Begun Feby 6, 1796". "Mr. Reed's proof" noted in v. 9. Obtained from Wilmarth S. Lewis. Half leather binding with marbled boards and leather spine labels; spines dated per that volume's title page imprint; leaves untrimmed.
Notes (Hamnet):
This is a set of proof sheets of the 1791-1802 Boydell edition, with corrections in autograph of George Steevens, the editor, and Isaac Reed, his successor, originally belonging to Bulmer, the set is described on p. 912 of the Dictionary of printers and printing, C.H. Timperley, 1839.
Notes (Hamnet):
The edition is based upon the 1790 Malone and 1793 Steevens editions.
Notes (Hamnet):
Volume 1 volume title page is dated 1791; v. 2-6 imprints with expanded name "George and W. Nicol", and are dated 1802.
Notes (Hamnet):
Each volume with a volume title page. "Vol. I." pasted onto v. 1 title page. Each play with a divisional title; that of Romeo and Juliet hand-lettered.
Notes (Hamnet):
Plays are paginated separately, have no signatures, and are bound in no designated order.
Notes (Hamnet):
With a dedication leaf "To the King's most excellent majesty" dated June 4th, 1803, signed John Boydell, Josiah Boydell, and George Nicol; and Advertisement signed "G.N." in v. 1.
Notes (Hamnet):
Each play has a colophon reading: From the Shakspeare Press, by W. Bulmer & Co.
Notes (Hamnet):
Not in ESTC.
Notes (Hamnet):
Washington, D.C., Folger Shakespeare Library, 2007. Marketing Shakespeare. DFo
Notes (Hamnet):
Folger contents: v. 1. King Richard III ; Romeo and Juliet ; As you like it -- v. 2. King Lear ; Two gentlemen of Verona ; Winter's tale ; Love's labour's lost -- v. 3. Titus Andronicus ; Merry wives of Windsor ; Twelfth-night ; Taming of the shrew -- v. 4. King Henry VI, part 1 ; Troilus and Cressida ; King Henry IV -- v. 5. King Henry VI, part 2 ; Merchant of Venice ; Cymbeline ; King Henry VI, part 3 -- v. 7. Hamlet ; Tempest ; Macbeth ; Henry V -- v. 8. Othello ; Midsummer-night's dream ; King John ; King Richard II -- v. 9. Coriolanus ; Antony and Cleopatra ; Julius Caesar ; Timon of Athens.
Subject (Hamnet):
Annotations (Provenance) -- 18th century. DFo
Subject (Hamnet):
Proofs (Printing) -- 18th century. DFo
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Steevens, George, 1736-1800.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Steevens, George, 1736-1800, annotater.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Jerningham, Mr. (Edward), 1737?-1812, associated name.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Reed, Isaac, 1742-1807, annotater.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Nicol, G. (George), bookseller.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Martin, William, b. 1753, printer.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Lewis, W. S. (Wilmarth Sheldon), 1895-1979, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Bulmer, William, 1757-1830, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
John and Josiah Boydell (Firm), bookseller.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
W. Bulmer and Co., printer.
Call Number (Hamnet):
Flat PR2752 1791-1802a Sh.Col.

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