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Shakespeare, William
COMEDIES, HISTORIES AND TRAGEDIES. PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO THE TRUE ORIGINAL COPIES. UNTO WHICH IS ADDED, SEVEN PLAYS, NEVER BEFORE PRINTED IN FOLIO... THE FOURTH EDITION. LONDON: FOR H. HERRINGMAN, TO BE SOLD BY JOSEPH KNIGHT AND FRANCIS SAUNDERS, 1685
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LOT SOLD. 37,500 GBP (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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Shakespeare, William
COMEDIES, HISTORIES AND TRAGEDIES. PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO THE TRUE ORIGINAL COPIES. UNTO WHICH IS ADDED, SEVEN PLAYS, NEVER BEFORE PRINTED IN FOLIO... THE FOURTH EDITION. LONDON: FOR H. HERRINGMAN, TO BE SOLD BY JOSEPH KNIGHT AND FRANCIS SAUNDERS, 1685
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 GBP (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
JUMP TO LOT

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Shakespeare, William
COMEDIES, HISTORIES AND TRAGEDIES. PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO THE TRUE ORIGINAL COPIES. UNTO WHICH IS ADDED, SEVEN PLAYS, NEVER BEFORE PRINTED IN FOLIO... THE FOURTH EDITION. LONDON: FOR H. HERRINGMAN, TO BE SOLD BY JOSEPH KNIGHT AND FRANCIS SAUNDERS, 1685
folio (353 x 215mm), π2 (-π1), πA4, A-Y6 Z4, [2]B-2Z6 *3A-*3D6 *3E8 3A-4B6 4C2, L1 set in smaller type as usual, nineteenth-century green morocco gilt, gilt roll-tooled border and central badge of the duke of Northumberland, later spine in matching green morocco gilt in compartments, gilt edges, gilt dentelles, lacking π1 (engraved portrait: supplied in facsimile), small rust-mark on E1 and L4, small stain on P2, 3D5 and 3V6, R1 torn and repaired, stain on X2-5 with small hole in X3 (not affecting text), small tear in Ee5 without loss, small rust-hole on Uu3 affecting two letters, rebacked, extremities slightly rubbed
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Provenance

Duke of Northumberland, badge on covers, and pencil note on verso of flyleaf stating that it was a duplicate from the ducal library

Literature

Wing S2917; Greg III, p.1121; Bartlett 123b; Pforzheimer 911

Catalogue Note

SHAKESPEARE'S FOURTH FOLIO, and the largest of the first four folio editions. The seven extra plays added for this edition are now generally considered not to be by Shakespeare, with the exception of Pericles.  The fourth folio may be regarded as the stateliest of all the four editions, being printed on a Royal Paper stock, distinctly larger than the sheets of the First, second or third folios. Printing was shared between three shops. Robert Roberts is known to have printed the Comedies and the preliminary leaves (see F. Bowers, Shakespeare Quarterly, July 1951, iii. 241-6).

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