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Shakespeare, William
COMEDIES, HISTORIES, AND TRAGEDIES. PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO THE TRUE ORIGINALL COPIES. THE SECOND IMPRESSION. LONDON: PRINTED BY THO. COTES FOR ROBERT ALLOT, AND ARE TO BE SOLD AT THE SIGNE OF THE BLACKE BEARE IN PAULS CHURCH-YARD, 1632
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 52,500 USD
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339
Shakespeare, William
COMEDIES, HISTORIES, AND TRAGEDIES. PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO THE TRUE ORIGINALL COPIES. THE SECOND IMPRESSION. LONDON: PRINTED BY THO. COTES FOR ROBERT ALLOT, AND ARE TO BE SOLD AT THE SIGNE OF THE BLACKE BEARE IN PAULS CHURCH-YARD, 1632
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 52,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Shakespeare, William
COMEDIES, HISTORIES, AND TRAGEDIES. PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO THE TRUE ORIGINALL COPIES. THE SECOND IMPRESSION. LONDON: PRINTED BY THO. COTES FOR ROBERT ALLOT, AND ARE TO BE SOLD AT THE SIGNE OF THE BLACKE BEARE IN PAULS CHURCH-YARD, 1632
Folio (12 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.; 317 x 215 mm), engraved portrait of Shakespeare by Martin Droeshout, double-column text within typographical rules, woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials. "To The Reader," frontispiece portrait, and ddd4 supplied in facsimile, small rust holes to approximately 5 leaves, A2-A4 extended, 2 in. tear to lower margin of c5, 6 in. closed repair to r6, other mostly marginal repairs to A1, P2, T4, d5, xx3; e6, vv2 remargined at fore-edge, l3-4, ccc6, ddd1-3 remargined at top, bottom, and fore-edges, costing bits of printed rule and a few words a text, extreme upper corner of last 10 leaves slightly frayed, ddd gathering particularly soiled, some other scattered minor soiling, dampstaining, and imperfections. Maroon morocco by Bayntun, covers panelled in blind, front cover gilt with central armorial device, spine blind-tooled in six compartments, second gilt-lettered, gilt dentelles, earlier red-sprinkled edges; extremities a bit rubbed.
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Literature

ESTC S111235; Greg III 1113–116; Pforzheimer 906; STC 22274a

Catalogue Note

THE SECOND FOLIO EDITION OF SHAKESPEARE'S WORKS, THE MOST IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF TEXTS IN ENGLISH LITERATURE, which in principle was a page-for-page reprint of the First Folio of 1623, was printed in 1632 by Thomas Cotes, who had taken over the Jaggard shop following Isaac's death in 1627. Like the First Folio it was printed for a syndicate of publishers, which again included John Smethwick and William Aspley. Although many obvious corrections were made the printing introduced hundreds of minor changes to the text. 

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