Detail View: LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection: [Plays. Selections. 1770] [Five plays of Shakespeare].

Digital Image File Name: 
150615
Source Call Number: 
PR2752 1770-1774 copy 1 v.1 Sh.Col.
Source Creator: 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, author.
Source Title: 
[Plays. Selections. 1770] [Five plays of Shakespeare].
Image Details: 
King Lear
Source Created or Published: 
[1770-1774]
Physical Description: 
plate facing leaf a2 recto
Digital Image Type: 
FSL collection
HAMNET CATALOG RECORD: 
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Creator (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, author.
Uniform Title (Hamnet): 
Plays. Selections. 1770
Title (Hamnet): 
[Five plays of Shakespeare].
Place of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet): 
London :
Publisher (Hamnet): 
Printed by W. and J. Richardson, and sold by B. White, in Fleet-Street,
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet): 
MDCCLXX [1770-1774]
Physical Description (Hamnet): 
2 v. : ill., 1 port. (engravings) ; 22 cm (8vo)
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Jennens, Charles, 1700-1773.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
White, Benjamin, approximately 1724-1794, bookseller.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Owen, W. (William), -1793, bookseller.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Earlom, Richard, 1743-1822, printmaker.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Hayman, Francis, 1708-1776, illustrator.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Ravenet, Simon Franc╠žois, 1706-1774, printmaker.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Grignion, Charles, 1721-1810, printmaker.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Ryland, William Wynne, 1732-1783, printmaker.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Lort, Michael, 1725-1790, signer.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Barrett, M., active 1789, signer.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
W. and J. Richardson, printer.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
W. Bowyer and J. Nichols (London, England), printer.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Title devised by cataloger.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Edited by Charles Jennens.
Notes (Hamnet): 
The plays are separately paged and signed and at least Lear was separately issued. There is no general title. But the 2 volumes properly constitute an edition of the Plays, for there is a general frontispiece portrait of the author, and it is known that Jennens planned to do the whole. The textual readings are thorough and valuable, Jennens being in this respect far in advance of his time (Folger card catalog).
Notes (Hamnet): 
All title pages with statement: "collated with the old and modern editions."
Notes (Hamnet): 
All imprints save Lear read: "London : Printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, and sold by W. Owen, between the temple-gates, Fleet-Street", with imprints dated 1773 or 1774.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Engraved frontispiece portrait lettered: R. Earlom fecit. Additional play engravings alternately lettered: F. Hayman del.; Ravenet sculp., C. Grignion sculp., W.W. Ryland sculp.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Plays also issued individually.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Plays have half-titles and frontispieces.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Not in ESTC as a set [17Nov2011]; see ESTC T68019 (Lear); ESTC T68020 (Hamlet); ESTC T142666 (Macbeth); ESTC T43500 (Othello); ESTC T29287 (Julius Caesar).
Notes (Hamnet): 
See Maslen & Lancaster. Bowyer ledgers: 4965 (Hamlet); 4966 (Macbeth); 4967 (Othello); 5025 (Julius Caesar).
Notes (Hamnet): 
v. 1. King Lear ; Hamlet -- v. 2. Macbeth ; Othello ; Julius Caesar.
Notes (Hamnet): 
copy 1 v.1-2 mass deacidified 20111118 CMS pda DFo
Notes (Hamnet): 
copy 4 housed 20111118 CMS pda DFo
Citations (Hamnet): 
Jaggard, W. Shakespeare bibliography, p. 503
Folger Holdings Notes (Hamnet): 
Autograph: M. Lort. "Mr. Jennens was at the expence of printing these 5 plays and was supposed to have had the chief hand in the revisal. His death (I believe) prevented the going further. ML." Bound in calf with gilt-tooled spines, red leather spine labels reading "Jennens's five plays of Shakespeare", and marbled endpapers; binder stamp: J. Leighton, Brewer St.
Call Number (Hamnet): 
PR2752 1770-1774 copy 1 Sh.Col.