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Title
The dramatic works of William Shakspeare
Shakspeare in seven volumes
Shakspeare's plays
Works. 1814
Name/Creator
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, creator
Keats, John, 1795-1821, former owner.
Britton, John, 1771-1857
Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784
Whittingham, Charles, 1767-1840
Severn, Joseph, 1793-1879, former owner.
Armour, George Allison, 1857-1936, former owner.
HOLLIS IDDigital Object
[Provides access to page images of entire work]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.HOUGH:3425902 
Location
Networked Resource

Houghton
Place of Origin
London
Publisher
Sold by Carpenter and Son [etc.]
Language
English
Description
7 v. : ill. ; 12 cm.
Form/Genre
text

drama

print
Subject
EnglandLondon

Category
Marginalia

Manuscripts and records

Keats, John

Individual reading

English

19 century

Note
(Plays dated 1813 unless noted): v. 1. Remarks on the life and writings of William Shakspeare. Written expressly for this edition, by John Britton, F.S.A. List of detached essays and dissertations on the writings of Shakspeare. Preface by Dr. Samuel Johnson. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor. 1817. Twelfth-night; or, What you will. Measure for measure.--v. 2. Much ado about nothing. A midsummer-night's dream. 1817. Love's labour's lost. Merchant of Venice. 1816. As you like it. 1816. All's well that ends well. 1817.--v. 3. Taming of the shrew. 1817. Winter's tale. Comedy of errors. Macbeth. King John. King Richard II. 1817.--v. 4. King Henry IV. Part I-II. King Henry V. 1817. King Henry VI. Part I-II.--v. 5. King Henry VI. Part III. Life and death of King Richard III. 1816. King Henry VIII. Troilus and Cressida. Timon of Athens.--v. 6. Coriolanus. 1817. Julius Caesar. Antony and Cleopatra. 1817. Cymbeline. Titus Andronicus.--v. 7. Periclues, prince of Tyre. King Lear. 1817. Romeo and Juliet. 1817. Hamlet, prince of Denmark. 1816. Othello, the Moor of Venice. 1817. Glossary.

On half t.p.: Shakspeare in seven volumes. With two hundred and thirty embellishments; a life of the poet; the preface by Dr. Johnson, and a glossarial index.

Each play has separate paging and t.p. with ill. and imprint "From the Chiswick press", dated 1813, 1816, 1817 or 1818.

Vol. 1 includes: Remarks on the life and writings of William Shakspeare. Written expressly for this edition by John Britton. List of detached essays and dissertations on the writings of Shakspeare. Preface by Dr. Samuel Johnson. Vol. 7 has glossary.

Engraved illus. on t.-p.

The illus. are engr. by John Thompson from designs by John Thurston. Copies also occur with the illus. on India paper and without the illus.