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The plays of William Shakspeare : accurately printed from the text of the corrected copy left by the late George Steevens, Esq. : with a series of engravings, from original designs of Henry Fuseli, Esq. R. A. Professor of Painting : and a selection of explanatory and historical notes from the most eminent commentators : A history of the stage, a life of Shakspeare, &c. : in nine volumes /
by Alexander Chalmers, A.M.
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London : Printed for F. C. and J. Rivington; J. Johnson; R. Baldwin; H. L. Gardner; W. J. and J. Richardson; J. Nichols and Son; T. Payne; R. Faulder; G. and J. Robinson; W. Lowndes; G. Wilkie; Scatcherd and Letterman; T. Egerton; J. Walker; W. Clarke and Son; J. Barker and Son; D. Ogilvy and Son; Cuthell and Martin; R. Lea; P. Macqueen; Lackington, Allen and Col.; T. Kay; J. Deighton; J. White; W. Miller; Vernor and Hood; D. Walker; C. Law; B. Crosby and Co.; R. Pheney; Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme; Cadell and Davies; J. Harding; R. H. Evans; S. Bagster; J. Mawman; Blacks and Parry; J. Badcock; J. Asperne; and T. Ostell, 1805.
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9 volumes : illustrations ; 22 cm. (8vo)
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London : Printed for F. C. and J. Rivington; J. Johnson; R. Baldwin; H. L. Gardner; W. J. and J. Richardson; J. Nichols and Son; T. Payne; R. Faulder; G. and J. Robinson; W. Lowndes; G. Wilkie; Scatcherd and Letterman; T. Egerton; J. Walker; W. Clarke and Son; J. Barker and Son; D. Ogilvy and Son; Cuthell and Martin; R. Lea; P. Macqueen; Lackington, Allen and Col.; T. Kay; J. Deighton; J. White; W. Miller; Vernor and Hood; D. Walker; C. Law; B. Crosby and Co.; R. Pheney; Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme; Cadell and Davies; J. Harding; R. H. Evans; S. Bagster; J. Mawman; Blacks and Parry; J. Badcock; J. Asperne; and T. Ostell, 1805.
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Bentley, G.E., Blake books, 498C
contents note
[from title-pages:] Vol. I. containing The Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor -- Vol. II. containing Twelfth-night, or, What you will. Measure for measure. Much ado about nothing. Midsummer-night's dream. Love's labour's lost -- Vol. III. containing Merchant of Venice. As you like it. All's well that ends well. Taming of the shrew. Winter's tale -- Vol. IV. containing Comedy of errors. Macbeth. King John. King Richard II. King Henry IV. Part I -- Vol. V. containing King Henry IV. Part II. King Henry V. King Henry VI. Part I. King Henry VI. Part II -- Vol. VI. containing King Henry VI. Part III. King Richard III. King Henry VIII. Troilus and Cressida -- Vol. VII. containing Timon of Athens. Coriolanus. Julius C├Žsar. Antony and Cleopatra -- Vol. VIII. containing Cymbeline. Titus Andronicus. Pericles. King Lear -- Vol. IX. containing Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet. Othello.
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Frontispiece portrait engraved by J. Neagle.
Includes index.
Of the thirty-eight signed plates, two are engraved by William Blake. Other plates engraved by Bromley, I. Neagle, R. H. Cromek, Rhodes, Dadley, Taylor, J. G. Walker, C. Warren, T. Milton, S. Noble, Lee or Joseph Smith.
This edition includes among the notes of criticism "all of Dr. Johnson's remarks of this kind". It also includes Johnson's "celebrated Preface", "Mr. Pope's preface" and "The history of the stage ... an abridgement of Mr. Malone's labours on that subject."
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2558951
 
Digitized and made available by: University of Toronto Libraries
Gift to Victoria University Library. Bentley, G.E., Jr. 2005/10/01.

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