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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library

The Thomas Pennant Barton Collection is acknowledged as one of the largest and most comprehensive collections in a public institution focusing on the writings of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The collection was the first in the United States to include the first four folios of the collected works of William Shakespeare, as well as some 45 early quarto editions of individual plays, many published during Shakespeare’s lifetime. As the preeminent Shakespeare collection from 19th-centu...



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This, the first edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as the First Folio. Printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount, the First Folio contains 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The Tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the First Folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that frequently contained significant textual divergences between editions.
Imprint from colophon, date from title page.
Topics: Witchcraft, Magic, Demonology
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Herringman, Henry, -1704, bookseller; Newcomb, Thomas, -1681 or 1682, printer; Gybbon, Phillips, 1678-1762, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shirley, James, 1596-1666; Alsop, Bernard, printer; Fawcett, Thomas, active 1621-1643, printer; Cooke, William, active 1632-1642, bookseller; Jolley, Thomas, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Partly in verse
Topics: English drama, English drama (Comedy)
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Heywood, Thomas, approximately 1574-1641; Raworth, Robert, -1653? printer; Becket, James, active 1636-1641, bookseller; G.3972.14 Batten, David, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Signatures: A⁴(-A1) B-I⁴ chi1(=A1)
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Holinshed, Raphael, -1580?; Stanyhurst, Richard, 1547-1618; Harrison, William, 1534-1593; Fleming, Abraham, 1552?-1607; Stow, John, 1525?-1605; Thynne, Francis, 1545?-1608; Hooker, John, 1526?-1601; Boece, Hector, 1465?-1536. Historia Gentis Scotorum; Giraldus, Cambrensis, 1146?-1223? Expugnatio Hibernica; Denham, Henry, -1589?, printer; Harrison, John, -1617, bookseller; Bishop, George, -1611, bookseller; Newbery, Ralph, -1604, bookseller; Woodcock, Thomas, -1594, bookseller; Barton, Thomas...
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The edition statement follows the statement of responsibility on the title page of vol. 1
Title page in red and black ink
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Wolfe, Reyner, -1573; Harrison, William, 1534-1593; Stanyhurst, Richard, 1547-1618; Bynneman, Henry, -1583, printer; Harrison, John, -1617, bookseller; Higgs, William Simonds, former owner; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This, the first edition of a work commonly known as Holinshed's Chronicles, was issued under four variant imprints, each bearing the name of a different bookseller (J. Harrison, L. Harrison, J. Hunne, G. Bishop). According to Pforzheimer, "many copies have been made-up by later owners who combined parts having different imprints." The copy described herein is one such example, with part 1 bearing the imprint of John Harrison, and parts 2 (The historie of Ireland) and 3 (The chronicles...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Ley, Jacob, former owner; Strahan, William, 1715-1785, publisher; Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802, publisher
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According to both Norton and to Rothschild, vol. 1 was issued in two states. In this copy the peculiarities of format, printing, and publication ascribed to the first edition, second state of vol. 1 are all present. In particular, leaves X4, a4, and b2 are not cancelled. Vol. 2 of this copy is, however, taken from the second edition. See both bibliographies for further detail on the publication history of the various editions
Topics: Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D, Byzantine Empire -- History
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Loyer, Pierre le, 1550-1634; Jones, Zachary, translator; James I, King of England, 1566-1625, dedicatee; Catherine de Medicis, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of France, 1519-1589, dedicatee; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Lownes, Matthew, -1625, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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A translation by Zachary Jones of: Loyer, Pierre le. Discours des spectres, ou visions et apparitions d'esprits, comme anges, demons, at ames, se monstrans visibles aux hommes
Topics: Apparitions, Demonology, Supernatural
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Holinshed, Raphael, -1580?; Stanyhurst, Richard, 1547-1618; Harrison, William, 1534-1593; Fleming, Abraham, 1552?-1607; Stow, John, 1525?-1605; Thynne, Francis, 1545?-1608; Hooker, John, 1526?-1601; Boece, Hector, 1465?-1536. Historia Gentis Scotorum; Giraldus, Cambrensis, 1146?-1223? Expugnatio Hibernica; Denham, Henry, -1589?, printer; Harrison, John, -1617, bookseller; Bishop, George, -1611, bookseller; Newbery, Ralph, -1604, bookseller; Woodcock, Thomas, -1594, bookseller; Barton, Thomas...
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The edition statement follows the statement of responsibility on the title page of vol. 1
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Jennens, Charles, 1700-1773, editor; Owen, W. (William), -1793, bookseller; Ryland, William Wynne, 1732-1783, engraver; Hayman, Francis, 1708-1776, artist; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; W. Bowyer and J. Nichols (London, England), printer
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Edited by Charles Jennens (Maslen & Lancaster)
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625, author; Marshall, William, active 1617-1650, engraver; Macock, John, printer; Hills, Henry, -1689? printer; Martyn, John, active 1649-1680, bookseller; Herringman, Henry, -1704, bookseller; Marriot, Richard, active 17th century, bookseller; Cotton, Charles, 1630-1687, former owner; Gaffield, Thomas, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Both authors' names appear within braces
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by May, Thomas, 1595-1650; Alsop, Bernard, printer; Jones, Thomas, active 1600-1637, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Signatures: A-Íþ (A1 and I4 blank)
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by Price, Uvedale, Sir, 1747-1829; Lauder, Thomas Dick, Sir, 1784-1848, contributor
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Engraved title vignette
Topics: Landscape gardening, Aesthetics
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599; Field, Richard, -1624, printer; Ponsonby, William, 1546?-1604, bookseller; Vickery, Willis, 1857-1932, former owner; Collier, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1876-1918, former owner; Sutherland, George Granville Leveson-Gower, Duke of, 1758-1833, former owner; White, William Augustus, 1843-1927, former owner; Bedford, Francis, 1799-1883, binder
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Dedication (A1v) identifies Edmund Spenser as the author
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D; Heywood, Jasper, 1535-1598; Studley, John, 1545?-1590?; Newton, Thomas, 1542?-1607; Neville, Alexander, 1544-1614; T. N. (Thomas Nuce), d. 1617; Boston Public Library. Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare
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"The epistle dedicatory" signed: Thomas Newton
Topics: Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D, Octavia, consort of Nero, Emperor of Rome, ca. 42-62,...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D; Sandys, George, 1578-1644, translator; Cleyn, Franz, 1590?-1658, artist; Savery, Salomon, 1594-1665, engraver; Virgil. Aeneis. Liber 1. English; Lichfield, John, active 1605-1635, printer; Stansby, William, active 1597-1638, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB (RL); Dallaway, James, 1763-1834, former owner. MB (RL); Cutter, Abram Edmands, 1822- former owner. MB (RL)
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Additional place of imprint and printer from ESTC
Topic: Metamorphosis
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592; Florio, John, 1553?-1625, translator; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Blount, Edward, active 1588-1632, bookseller; James I, King of England, 1566-1625, attributed name, former owner; Gordon, Robert, 1580-1656, former owner; Hemenway, Augustus, former owner; Collier, John Payne, 1789-1883, autographer; Matthews, Alfred, binder
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A translation of: Essais
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Gentleman of quality, active 1709; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Without the music
Topic: Operas
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Greville, Fulke, Baron Brooke, 1554-1628; Windet, John, -1610, printer; Butter, Nathaniel, -1664, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Published anonymously. By Fulke Greville, Baron Brooke
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Gower, John, 1325?-1408; Berthelet, Thomas, printer; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Wayland, H., former owner; Northmore, Thomas, 1766-1851, former owner; Griswold, Almon Whiting, former owner; Winsor, Justin, 1831-1897, autographer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Bedford, Francis, 1799-1883, binder
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Signatures: *́œ A-2Íœ
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Bradock, Richard, active 1581-1615, printer; Fisher, Thomas, active 1600-1602, bookseller; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Mostly in verse
Vol 1 has half title, preface and indices of places and persons visited prior to frontispiece and title page
Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Processions, Visits of state, Monarchy
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, editor; Fairholt, F. W. (Frederick William), 1814-1866, illustrator; Horsfall, Francis, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Adlard, James Evan, printer; C. and J. Adlard, printer
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Issued in a limited edition of 150 copies
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Manuscripts, English, Paleography, English
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Wilson, Thomas, 1525?-1581; Erasmus, Desiderius, -1536. Matrimonii encomium. English; Kingston, John, active 1553-approximately 1584, printer; Lilly, Joseph, 1804-1870, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Riviere, Robert, 1808-1882, binder; Terry, Henry, former owner
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Date precedes imprint on title page
Topics: Rhetoric, Oratory
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Glapthorne, Henry; Okes, John, active 1627-1644, printer; Constable, Francis, -1647, bookseller; Batten, David, binder; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. ℗(James Orchard), ℗1820-1889, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, editor; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Hanmer, Thomas, Sir, 1677-1746, author of introduction; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, author of introduction; Warburton, William, 1698-1779, author of introduction; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Woodfall, H. (Henry), -1767, bookseller; Rivington, John, 1720-1792, bookseller; Baldwin, Richard, 1724-1770, bookseller; Longman, Thomas, 1731-1797,...
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The second of two 1765 editions with different settings of type; in this edition Woodfall is listed as the second bookseller in the imprints of volumes 1-2, and Johnson's preface is paged continuously with other prefatory matter, [i]-clv [i.e. clxxv]
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Boswell, James, 1778-1822, editor; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Farmer, Richard, 1735-1797, author of introduction; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, author of introduction; Capell, Edward, 1713-1781, author of introduction; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author of introduction; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, author of introduction; Moore, Samuel, fl.1821-1842, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant,...
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Edited by James Boswell, the younger, to whom Malone left his materials for a new edition (Malone's first edition appeared in 1790 in 10 vols.) "'Boswell's Malone' is generally known as the 'third variorum' edition of Shakespeare". cf. Dict. nat. biog., v. 35, p. 437
Printer's name from STC
Topic: Alexander VI, Pope, 1431-1503
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Lee, Nathaniel, 1653?-1692, author; Bentley, Richard, -1697, publisher; Magnes, Mary, publisher
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Topic: Oedipus (Greek mythological figure)
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Dryden, John, 1631-1700, editor; Bentley, Richard, -1697, bookseller; Magnes, Susanna, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Edited by John Dryden
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, editor; Fairholt, F. W. (Frederick William), 1814-1866, illustrator; Horsfall, Francis, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Adlard, James Evan, printer; C. and J. Adlard, printer
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Issued in a limited edition of 150 copies
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Manuscripts, English, Paleography, English
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Massinger, Philip, 1583-1640; Griffin, Edward, -1652, printer; Waterson, John, -1656, bookseller; Wykes, Tho; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Statement of responsibility precedes "as it was presented" on the title page
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Okes, Nicholas, printer; Walkley, Thomas, -1658?, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Printer's name from STC
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Ley, Jacob, former owner; Strahan, William, 1715-1785, publisher; Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802, publisher
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According to both Norton and to Rothschild, vol. 1 was issued in two states. In this copy the peculiarities of format, printing, and publication ascribed to the first edition, second state of vol. 1 are all present. In particular, leaves X4, a4, and b2 are not cancelled. Vol. 2 of this copy is, however, taken from the second edition. See both bibliographies for further detail on the publication history of the various editions
Topics: Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D, Byzantine Empire -- History
Epistle dedicatory signed: James Howell
Topic: Jews
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Stansby, William, active 1597-1638, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Crump, John, former owner
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Mostly in verse
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Chetwind, Philip, publisher; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Daniel, Roger, printer; Warren, Alice, printer; Hayes, John, 1633 or 1634-1705, printer; S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (Firm), auctioneer; Harward, John, former owner; Barton, Thomas...
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This book, commonly known as "the third folio," is the third edition, first issue of the collected plays of William Shakespeare. The so-called "first folio" was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the first folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that were often...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Milton, John, 1608-1674; Milton, John, 1608-1674. Poemata; Lawes, Henry, 1596-1662; Marshall, William, active 1617-1650, engraver; Raworth, Ruth, printer; Moseley, Humphrey, -1661, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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In verse
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, editor; Fairholt, F. W. (Frederick William), 1814-1866, illustrator; Horsfall, Francis, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Adlard, James Evan, printer; C. and J. Adlard, printer
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Issued in a limited edition of 150 copies
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Manuscripts, English, Paleography, English
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Wolfe, Reyner, -1573; Harrison, William, 1534-1593; Stanyhurst, Richard, 1547-1618; Bynneman, Henry, -1583, printer; Harrison, John, -1617, bookseller; Higgs, William Simonds, former owner; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This, the first edition of a work commonly known as Holinshed's Chronicles, was issued under four variant imprints, each bearing the name of a different bookseller (J. Harrison, L. Harrison, J. Hunne, G. Bishop). According to Pforzheimer, "many copies have been made-up by later owners who combined parts having different imprints." The copy described herein is one such example, with part 1 bearing the imprint of John Harrison, and parts 2 (The historie of Ireland) and 3 (The chronicles...
Topic: Great Britain -- History -- Early works to 1800
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Curll, Edmund, 1675-1747, publisher; Gildon, Charles, 1665-1724, author; Sanger, Egbert, publisher; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, associated name; Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736, associated name; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Intended by Curll to accompany the ordinary paper issue of Rowe's edition of Shakespeare's plays, published by Tonson in 6 v. in 1709
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Theater
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Fletcher, John, 1579-1625; Brome, Richard, -1652? editor; Harper, Thomas, -1656, printer; Waterson, John, -1656, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Editor's dedication signed: Richard Brome
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Boswell, James, 1778-1822, editor; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Farmer, Richard, 1735-1797, author of introduction; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, author of introduction; Capell, Edward, 1713-1781, author of introduction; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author of introduction; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, author of introduction; Moore, Samuel, fl.1821-1842, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant,...
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Edited by James Boswell, the younger, to whom Malone left his materials for a new edition (Malone's first edition appeared in 1790 in 10 vols.) "'Boswell's Malone' is generally known as the 'third variorum' edition of Shakespeare". cf. Dict. nat. biog., v. 35, p. 437
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Orrery, Roger Boyle, Earl of, 1621-1679; Knapton, James, -1738, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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"Licens'd, August 27. 1689. J. Fraser."
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Grimston, William Grimston, Viscount, 1683?-1756; Lintot, Bernard, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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The issue described herein does not appear in ESTC. It lacks the duplicate pages 44 and 45
General t.p. in v. 1 only; each volume and each play has special t.p
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, editor; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Hanmer, Thomas, Sir, 1677-1746, author of introduction; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, author of introduction; Warburton, William, 1698-1779, author of introduction; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Woodfall, H. (Henry), -1767, bookseller; Rivington, John, 1720-1792, bookseller; Baldwin, Richard, 1724-1770, bookseller; Longman, Thomas, 1731-1797,...
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The second of two 1765 editions with different settings of type; in this edition Woodfall is listed as the second bookseller in the imprints of volumes 1-2, and Johnson's preface is paged continuously with other prefatory matter, [i]-clv [i.e. clxxv]
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Boswell, James, 1778-1822, editor; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Farmer, Richard, 1735-1797, author of introduction; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, author of introduction; Capell, Edward, 1713-1781, author of introduction; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author of introduction; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, author of introduction; Moore, Samuel, fl.1821-1842, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant,...
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Edited by James Boswell, the younger, to whom Malone left his materials for a new edition (Malone's first edition appeared in 1790 in 10 vols.) "'Boswell's Malone' is generally known as the 'third variorum' edition of Shakespeare". cf. Dict. nat. biog., v. 35, p. 437
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, editor; Field, Robert, 1769?-1819, engraver; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Diamond, Maria E., former owner; Condie, Thomas, 1775?-1814, binder; Bioren & Madan, publisher
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The first edition of Shakespeare's Works produced outside the British Isles (Jaggard)
Vol 1 has half title, preface and indices of places and persons visited prior to frontispiece and title page
Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Processions, Visits of state, Monarchy
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, editor; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718. Some account of the life, &c. of Mr. William Shakespear; Tonson, Jacob, -1735, bookseller; Vertue, George, 1684-1756, engraver; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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With a cancel general title page and the original title pages to vols. 2-6 bearing the title "The works of Mr. William Shakespear" and the imprint: Printed for Jacob Tonson, MDCCXXIII
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Troilus and Cressida; Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736, publisher; Swall, Abel, publisher
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Signatures: A⁴ a-b⁴ B-K⁴
Topics: Troilus (Legendary character), Cressida (Fictitious character), Trojan War
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, editor; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Hanmer, Thomas, Sir, 1677-1746, author of introduction; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, author of introduction; Warburton, William, 1698-1779, author of introduction; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Woodfall, H. (Henry), -1767, bookseller; Rivington, John, 1720-1792, bookseller; Baldwin, Richard, 1724-1770, bookseller; Longman, Thomas, 1731-1797,...
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The second of two 1765 editions with different settings of type; in this edition Woodfall is listed as the second bookseller in the imprints of volumes 1-2, and Johnson's preface is paged continuously with other prefatory matter, [i]-clv [i.e. clxxv]
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Cotes, Thomas, -1641, printer; Cotes, Richard, -1653, printer; Allot, Robert, active 1625-1636?, bookseller; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Aspley, William, -1640, bookseller; Hawkins, Richard, -1637? bookseller; Meighan, Richard, bookseller; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674;...
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This, the second edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as the Second Folio. The so-called First Folio was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The Tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the First Folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that frequently contained significant textual divergences...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Chetwind, Philip, publisher; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Daniel, Roger, printer; Warren, Alice, printer; Hayes, John, 1633 or 1634-1705, printer; Kinnear, John Gardiner, former owner; Thorpe, Thomas, 1791-1851, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant,...
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This book is commonly known as ́the third folio" and is the third edition, second issue, of the collected plays of William Shakespeare. The so-called ́first folió was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the first folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that were often edited...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Patris, C.-F. (Charles-Frobert), 1751?-, publisher; Noel, François, 1755-1841, editor; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Signatures: [pi]⁶ 1-12⁸ 13²
Topic: Erotic poetry, Latin
Incunabula
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Imprint from Incunabula short title catalogue.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Collier, John Payne, 1789-1883, editor, inscriber; Devonshire, William Spencer Cavendish, Duke of, 1790-1858; Holloway, Marseille M., binder. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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"A private issue, limited to forty copies, on behalf of the Duke of Devonshire, for presentation purposes."--Jaggard
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Markham, Gervase, 1568?-1637; Sampson, William, 1590?-1636, author; Eld, George, -1624, printer; Rhodes, Matthew, active 1622-1642, bookseller; Batten, David, binder; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (Firm), auctioneer
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The names of Markham and Sampson are bracketed together on the title page
Topic: Herod I, King of Judea, 73 B.C.-4 B.C
Signatures: A-Ĺþ
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Capell, Edward, 1713-1781, editor; Leach, Dryden, printer; Miller, J., active 1760? engraver; Lewis, Charles, 1786-1836, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; J. and R. Tonson, bookseller
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Editor's dedication signed and dated: "Edward Capell. Nov. 9, 1767."
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Ley, Jacob, former owner; Strahan, William, 1715-1785, publisher; Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802, publisher
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According to both Norton and to Rothschild, vol. 1 was issued in two states. In this copy the peculiarities of format, printing, and publication ascribed to the first edition, second state of vol. 1 are all present. In particular, leaves X4, a4, and b2 are not cancelled. Vol. 2 of this copy is, however, taken from the second edition. See both bibliographies for further detail on the publication history of the various editions
Topics: Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D, Byzantine Empire -- History
"An addition in proese to the second booke of Albions England", Y5r-Z7r; "An epitome of the whole historie of England", Z8r-2C7v
Signatures: A-H⁴ (A1=blank)
Topic: Cutpurse, Moll, 1584?-1659
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599; Creede, Thomas, d. 1619?, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Ponsonby, William, 1546?-1604, bookseller; Thomas Pennant Barton Collection (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL)
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Colophon: London. Printed by T.C. for William Ponsonbie. 1595
Topic: Sidney, Philip, Sir, 1554-1586
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Killigrew, Thomas, 1612-1683; Sheppard, W., artist; Faithorne, William, 1616-1691, printmaker; Macock, John, printer; Herringman, Henry, -1704, bookseller; G.3960.1 Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner. MB; G.3960.1 Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; G.3960.2 Ingraham, Edward D. (Edward Duncan), 1793-1854, former owner. MB
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Frontispiece portrait (plate) of the author signed: W: Sheppard pinx: W: Faithorne sculp:
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, editor; Fairholt, F. W. (Frederick William), 1814-1866, illustrator; Horsfall, Francis, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Adlard, James Evan, printer; C. and J. Adlard, printer
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Issued in a limited edition of 150 copies
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Manuscripts, English, Paleography, English
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, editor; Fairholt, F. W. (Frederick William), 1814-1866, illustrator; Horsfall, Francis, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Adlard, James Evan, printer; C. and J. Adlard, printer
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Issued in a limited edition of 150 copies
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Manuscripts, English, Paleography, English
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Webster, John, 1580?-1625?, author of introduction, etc; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Aspley, William, -1640, bookseller; Tuckett, Charles, binder; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (Firm), auctioneer
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The Induction is written by John Webster
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Boaden, James, 1762-1839; Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835. Vortigern; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Signatures: [A]℗ø B-Ḱþ
Topics: Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Steevens, George,...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Probably printed from the 1787 Rachael Randall edition (Folger Shakespeare card catalog)
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dekker, Thomas, approximately 1572-1632; Middleton, Thomas, -1627, attributed name; Allde, Edward, -1627, printer; Rockytt, Henry, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Variously attributed to Thomas Dekker and to Thomas Middleton
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Herringman, Henry, -1704, publisher; Newcomb, Thomas, -1681 or 1682, printer; Gybbon, Phillips, 1678-1762, former owner
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Printer's name Cf. ESTC