Catalog Record: The plays of Shakespeare in nine volumes | Hathi Trust Digital Library


The plays of Shakespeare [electronic resource] : in nine volumes.

Main Author: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Related Names: Stothard, Thomas 1755-1834, artist., Fox, Augustus , printmaker., Reed, Isaac 1742-1807., Steevens, George 1736-1800., Johnson, Samuel 1709-1784., Durst, Seymour B. 1913-1995, former owner.
Language(s): English
Published: London : William Pickering, Chancery Lane, 1825
Subjects: Shakespeare, William, > 1564-1616.
English drama > 18th century.
Miniature books > Specimens.
Booksellers' labels (Provenance)
Blind stamps (Provenance)
Gold tooled bindings (Binding)
Note: Avery Classics copy: Blind stamp on free front endpaper of v. 1 "G. Willis bookseller, 42 Charing Cross".
Avery Classics copy: Missing vol. 7.
Avery Classics copy: Seymour B. Durst Old York Library Collection, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.
Avery Classics copy: Original maroon leather binding, stamped in blind and gold; glazed yellow endpapers; all edges gilt.
Also issued by the publisher in XXXVIII parts in original printed wrappers with continuous pagination, cataloged separately (not mentioned by Keynes). Copies bound in 9 volumes not in one of those two bindings may have been individual parts collected and bound by a former owner. In the absence of other information, copies bound as 9 volumes with the general and volume title pages are considered to have been issued as a set by the publisher.
For the issue with engravings: each play accompanied by an engraving; frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare in v. 1 engraved by Augustus Fox from a picture painted by T. Stothard from the rare print by Droeshout, plus 37 engraved by T. Stothard.
This collected set in 9 volumes issued "1) in red cloth, paper labels, at 2 lbs. 17s, or 2) in morocco at, 4 lbs. 7s. Also issued without the engravings."--Keynes.
Printer's name from colophon, v. 9.
From the text of Johnson, Steevens, & Reed.
Physical Description: 9 v. : ill., port. ; 93 mm (48mo?)
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