Mr. VVilliam Shakespeares Comedies, histories, & tragedies : published according to the true originall copies.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
London : Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed. Blount, 1623.
[9] leaves, 303, 100 (i.e. 98), [2], 69-232, [2], 79-80, [25], 98, [1], 109-156, 257-993 (i.e. 399) p. : port. (on t.p.)
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London : Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed. Blount, 1623.
S.T.C. 22273.
general note
Collected and published by John Heminge and Henry Condell.
Colophon: Printed at the charges of W. Jaggard, Ed. Blount, I. Smithweeke, and W. Aspley, 1623.
Errors in paging: p. 50, 59, 86, 153, 161, 164-165, 189, 237, 249-250 and 265 (2nd group) numbered 58, 51, 88, 151, 163, 162-163, 187, 233, 251-252 and 273 respectively; p. 37 and 89-90 (3rd group) numbered 39 and 91-92 respectively, no. 47-48 omitted; p. 165-166 and 216 (5th group) numbered 167-168 and 218 respectively; p. 77-80 (9th group) numbered 79-82; p. 279, 282, 308, 379 and 399 (last group) numbered 259, 280, 38, 389 and 993 respectively.
Signatures: 2°: [swash]A⁸ A-Z⁶ Aa-Bb⁶ Cc²⁸ a-g⁶ gg⁸ h-x⁶ ¶⁶ ¶¶⁶ ¶¶¶¹ aa-ff⁶ gg⁸ hh-zz⁶ aaa-bbb⁶. The following signatures are wrongly designated: V[1] signed Vv; a3 signed Aa3; m3 signed l3; x[1]-2 signed italic x[1]-2; bb2 signed Bb2; nn[1]-2 signed Nn[1]-2; oo[1] signed Oo[1]; tt2 signed tt3; xx[1]-3 signed x[1]-3; yy2-3 signed y2-3.
The First Folio.
local note
Fisher copy: Bound, late 17th or early 18th cent., in full brown calf, with gilt tooled double fillet and dentelle border; rebacked. In slipcase.
Fisher copy: Prelim. leaves [1-2] (incl. t.p.) in late 19th-century facsimile. Letter "o" erased on p. 73 (2nd group), column 1, line 8. Pages 139-140 (last group) with remains of original deckle edge. Stain caused by a rosebud(?) on p. 395 (last group). Has none of the variants listed in Pforzheimer 905. Later state of other variants; cf. Hinman, Charlton. The printing and proof-reading of the First Folio of Shakespeare, 1963, v. 1. States 2 and 3 of the ornament as described in Greg, W.W. The Shakespeare First Folio, 1955, p. 440. Lee, Census (1902), no. XCVIII.
Fisher copy: With the bookplates of John Lloyd [Franks 18476], Beverly Chew, Roderick Terry, and Sidney Thomson Fisher; and the book label of H. Harvey Frost.
catalogue key
Fisher copy: John Lloyd; Sir Francis George Augustus Fuller-Eliott-Drake; in 1883 through Quaritch to John Boyd Thacher; ca. 1910 owned by Beverly Chew; and in 1912 by Henry Huntington; in 1916 through George D. Smith to Roderick Terry; sold to Gabriel Wells in 1934 by Anderson Galleries; bought in 1937 from Robinson Bros. by H. Harvey Frost; in 1955 through Days Booksellers and Colonel Pettigrew to Sidney T. Fisher.

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