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The Works of William Shakespeare in Seven Volumes Collated With the Oldest Copies, and Corrected; With Notes, Explanatory, and Critical: by Mr. Theobald
London: Printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, J. Tonson, F. Clay, W. Feales, and R. Wellington 1733 - London: Printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, J. Tonson, F. Clay, W. Feales, and R. Wellington, 1733, Complete Theobald Edition of Shakespeare’s Works. Full leather with Cambridge panel binding as would have been appropriate for the period. Torn with loss to the last 2 pages of Volume II and the first three pages of Volume III otherwise complete with marks, ink marginalia, signature of Sidney Lee (in our view 18th Century and not Sir Sidney Lee who wrote a “Life of William Shakespeare”) to all volumes normally at the start of the first work in each volume, and to the title page of Vol I, also inscribed by Townshend to the title of Vol I. Collated page by page and complete including all the elements as set out by the British Library for this edition: Contains the plays only. This is the small paper issue with approximate height of 19 cm and gutter margin of approximately .7 cm. British Library calls for a height of 21cm – this set has obviously been trimmed for previous bindings. Vol. 1 with a general title page, a volume title page, and play title pages. Volumes 2-7 with a volume half-title, a volume title page, and play title pages. The half titles of vols. 4 and 5 erroneously numbered V and IV respectively. In this set a previous owner has tried to correct this with corrections visible – see images. Engraved frontispiece portrait (vol. 1) lettered: B. Arlaud del., G. Duchange scul. With a list of subscribers in v. 1 and "A table of the several editions of Shakespeare’s plays, collected by the editor" in v. 7. Vol. 5 volume title page lists Macbeth as the third play; it is actually the final play of the volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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