Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  A complete verbal index to the plays of Shakspeare; adapted to all the editions. Comprehending every substantive, adjective, verb, participle, and adverb, used by Shakspeare; with a distinct reference to every individual passage in which each word occurs. By Francis Twiss Esq. Vol. I. (II.)
top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
Image Not Yet Available
TWISS, Francis (1760--1827)
A complete verbal index to the plays of Shakspeare; adapted to all the editions. Comprehending every substantive, adjective, verb, participle, and adverb, used by Shakspeare; with a distinct reference to every individual passage in which each word occurs. By Francis Twiss Esq. Vol. I. (II.)
London: printed by T. Bensley, and sold by T. Egerton, T. Payne, J. Debrett, R. Faulder, Cadell & Davies, J. White, J. Johnson, & J. Asperne, 1805.
2 vols ; 21.4 cm. (8º)
I: xv, [1], 564 p.
II: [4], 611, [1] p.

Dedicated to John Philip Kemble. Francis Twiss was a friend of the actor and married his sister Frances Kemble after her rejection of the suit of the Shakespearean editor George Steevens. The concordance is based on the second edition of Johnson's and Steevens's Plays of William Shakspeare, 1778 (q.v.) in ten volumes, and updated with variant readings from Isaac Reed's fourth edition of Steevens and Johnson in fifteen volumes, 1793, which appeared during the preparation of the concordance. Also included are references to 'Pericles' as found in Malone's edition of 1790. With a list of subscribers in vol. I, pp. [xiii]--xv.

Binding C19th purple calf, thick-thin gilt-ruled borders and spines, red and green morocco spine-labels, blind-tooled turn-ins, marbled edges to match the endpapers. Bound by Hood & McCullock for 7s., 13 August 1827. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.6.14).

Reference Number 3678


If you have any further information about this book,
please contact us:

books@soane.org.uk