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Author Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Title Mr William Shakespear's comedies, histories, and tragedies : published according to the true original copies : unto which is added, seven plays never before printed in folio: viz. Pericles Prince of Tyre, the London prodigal, the history of Thomas Lord of Cromwel, Sir John Oldcastle Lord Cobham, the Puritan widow, a Yorkshire tragedy, the tragedy of Locrine.
Publication Info. London : Printed for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley, at the Anchor in the New Exchange, the Crane in St. Pauls Church-Yard, and in Russel-Street Covent Garden, 1685.
Location Call No. Status
 Rare Books Folio  Z-Fo S5272 C5 1685    IN LIBRARY
Edition The fourth edition.
Description [12], 96, 99-160, 163-254, 243 [i.e. 253]-272, [2], 328, 303, [1] p. : port. (metal cut) ; 36 cm. (fol.)
Note Signatures: pi² [superscript pi]A⁴ A-Y⁶ Z⁴ 2B-2Z⁶ *3A-*3D⁶ *3E⁸ 3A-4B⁶ 4C².
Errors in paging, including the omission of p. 97-98 and 161-162 and the repetition of p. 253-254 in the 1st group.
Robert Roberts identified as printer of the first section; cf. Greg, III:1120.
There are two settings of the t.p. of this edition, this one and another which contains the name of R[obert]. Chilswell in the imprint. Of that setting there is also a variant which has no period after "Mr" in the first line of the title.
Portrait signed: Martin Droeshout sculpsit London.
Indexed In: ESTC R25621
Pforzheimer, 910
Note Digital copy available via the Miami University Library's Digital Collection of the First Four Folios.
Local Note NYSL copy: Gift of Christian A. Zabriskie. Book stamp of Sarah Mendham dated 1772 on t.p. Inscription on p. 303 (leaf 3C2r) reads "To the right honourable the Lord Major of the City of Dublin." Verso of the same leaf contains an inscription in the same hand reading "Sal Constantine Gillasby and". A note is also inscribed in the margin on p. 123, but has been partially obscured by trimming; remaining note reads "pay... unto Mr. Samuel Simmons".
NYSL copy: Described as "The Mendham Fourth Folio" in G. Michelmore & Co.'s 1926 Catalogue, Shakespeareana illustrated. Copy of this catalog available online via the Internet Archive.
Genre or Form Book stamps (Provenance).
Added Author Herringman, Henry, d. 1704, bookseller.
Brewster, Edward, fl. 1654-1699, bookseller.
Bentley, Richard, d. 1697, bookseller.
Heminge, John, ca. 1556-1630.
Condell, Henry, d. 1627.
Roberts, Robert, d. 1702?, printer.
Droeshout, Martin, b. 1601, engraver.
Mendham, Sarah, former owner.
Zabriskie, Christian A., donor.
Added Title Plays