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SHAKESPEARE, William (1564--1616)
[Works. 1664]
Mr. William Shakespear's comedies, histories, and tragedies. Published according to the true original copies. The third impression. And unto this impression is added seven playes, never before printed in folio. Viz. Pericles Prince of Tyre. The London prodigall. The history of Thomas Ld. Cromwell. Sir John Oldcastle Lord Cobham. The puritan widow. A York-shire tragedy. The tragedy of Locrine.
London: printed [by Roger Daniel, Alice Warren, and another] for P.C. [i.e. Philip Chetwind], 1664.
[20], 568, 560--607, 609--664, 667--715, 714--877, [1], 20, 100 p. : engr. port. ; 33.7 cm. (2º)

The third folio in the second issue including the seven additional plays of which only 'Pericles', previously published in the Pavier quartos of 1619, 'is now seriously considered to have any Shakespearian connection'--Pforzheimer. The first issue was published in 1663 (ESTC r212954) being printed for Philip Chetwynde by Roger Daniel, Alice Warren and another. Pforzheimer records that Roger Daniel printed quires A--E, I--Z, Gg--Aaa, and Ppp--Eeee; another printed quires F--H, Aa--Ff, and Iii-Ooo; while Alice Warren printed quires Bbb--Hhh. The dedication and the preface of the first folio, 1623, are retained. 'The much admired Play, Called, Pericles, Prince of Tyre' and 'The London Prodigal' (caption titles) each have separate pagination and register; the pagination of the latter is continued by the remaining additional plays. Pages 108 and 109 are misnumbered 56 and 111; 873 and 875 are misnumbered 973 and 879, 876 is misnumbered 990; pages 12 and 13 in the third sequence are misnumbered 4 and 5, 18 is misnumbered 16, 41 is misnumbered 36 (where that number is printed on the left of the header). Wing S2914; ESTC r30560; Pforzheimer 909; Greg, III, p. 1118--9; D-J. Dugas 'Philip Chetwind and the Shakespeare Third Folio', Harvard Library Bulletin 14:1 (2003), pp. 29--46.

Copy Notes Page 41 misnumbered 36 at the left of the header is actually unnumbered and 41 is inserted in a contemporary hand. There is also an inscription in ink in the margin of p. 557 Jo. To[??] / 1749 [curtailed by trimming]. There is no evidence for Soane's assertion in the 1835 Description of the house and museum (q.v., p. 8) that 'Amongst the more rare and valuable works in the bookcases in [the Library Dining Room] are ... the four folio editions of Shakespeare’s works, formerly the property of John Philip Kemble', and only the copy of the First Folio (q.v.), bought at the Boswell sale in 1825, is securely known to have belonged to Kemble. West records sales of the Third Folio, 1664 edition or edition unspecified, in 1795 and 1798 (p. 88), in 1813, 1825 and 1826 (p. 98) and also 1800, 1812, 1813, 1821 (Kemble's), 1824, 1827, 1829 (3), 1832 and 1834 (p. 100). See A.J. West, The Shakespeare First Folio: the history of the book, vol. 1. An account of the First Folio based on its sales and prices, 1623--2000 (Oxford 2001), p. 88.

Binding C19th dark blue straight-grained morocco, blind-tooled borders with gilt-tooled annular dots, blind-tooled and gilt-lettered spine, gilt fore-edges, dark blue silk bookmark.

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