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A LIST OF SUCH

ANCIENT EDITIONS

OF

SHAKSPEARE'S PLAYS,

AS HAVE HITHERTO BEEN MET WITH BY

HIS DIFFERENT EDITORS,

Those marked with Asterisks are in no former

Tables; and those which are printed in the Italick character I have never seen.

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1. A Midsummer Night's Dream ,

William Shakspeare, 1600, Tho

mas Fisher. 2. Do, William Shakspeare, 1600,

James Roberts. 1. Merry Wives of Windsor, Wil

liam Shakspeare, 1602, T. C.

for Arthur Johnson. 2. D°. William Shakspeare, 1619.

for Do . 3. Do. William Shakspeare, 1630. T. H. for R. Meighen. (Much Ado about Nothing, William

Shakspeare, 1600. V. S. for Andrew Wife and William Aspley.

II.

III.

1. Merchant of Venice, William

Shakspeare, 1600, J. R. for

Thomas Heyes.
IV.

2. W. Shakspeare, 1600, J. Roberts.
3. Do. William Shakspeare, 1637,

M. P. for Laurence Hayes. 4. D°. William Shakspeare, 1652,

for William Leake. 1. Love's Labour's Loft, William

Shakspeare, 1598, W. W. for V.

Cuthbert Burbey. 2. Do. William Shakspeare, 1631,

W. S. for John Smethwicke. 1. Taming of the Shrew, 1607, V.S.

for Nich. Ling. VI.

2. D°. Will. Shakspeare, 1631, W.S.

for John Smethwicke. 1. King Lear, William Shakspeare,

1608, for Nathaniel Butter.

2. Do. William Shakspeare, 1608, VII.

for Do.
3. Do. 1608, for Do.
4. Do William Shakspeare

, 1655,
Jane Bell.
1. King John, 2 Parts, 1591, for

Sampson Clarke.
VUI. 2. Do. W. Sh. 161, Valentine

Simmes, for John Helme.
3. Do. W. Shakspeare, 1622, Aug.

Matthewes, for Thomas Dewe. 4 This is the play on 'which Shakspeare formed his own with the same title. These three are only copies of the fpurious play,

IX.

1. Richard II. 1597, Valentine

Simmes for Andrew Wife. 2. Richard II. William Shakspeare,

1503, Valentine Simmes for An

drew Wife. 3. Do. W. Shakspeare, 1608, W. W.

for Matthew Law + 4. Do, William Shakspeare, 1615, for

Matthew Law. 5. Do. William Shakspeare, 1634,

John Norton. 1. Henry IV. First Part, 1598, P. S.

for Andrew Wife. 2. Do W. Shakspeare, 1599, S. S.

for Do. 3. D. 16o4. 4. Do. 1608, for Matthew Law. + 5. Do. W. Shakspeare, 1613, W. W.

for Do. 6. Do. William Shakspeare, 1622,

T. P. sold by Do. 7. D°. William Shakspeare, 1632,

John Norton, sold by William

Sheares.
8. Do. William Shakspeare, 1689,

John Norton, sold by Hugh
Perry.

X.

++ King Richard II. and King Henry IV. 1608.] Of each of these only one copy has been met with. They both belonged to the late Reverend John Bowle, and are now in my poffeffion. STELVENS.

XI.

XII. *

XIII. XIV.

(1. Henry IV. Second Part, William

Shakspeare, 1600, V. S. for An

drew Wife and William Aspley. 2. D. 1600. D. 3. Do. 1600. Do. 1. Henry V. 1600. Tho. Greede, for

T. Millington, and John Busby. 2. Do, 1602, Thomas Creede, for

Thomas Pavier, 3. Do. 1608, for T. P. 1. Henry VI. William Shakspeare,

1600, Val. Simmes, for Tho.

Millington. 2. Do. William Shakspeare, W. W.

for T. Millington, 1600. 3. Do. William Shakspeare, T. P. 1. Richard 111. 1597, Valentino

Simmes, for Andrew Wise. 2. D°. William Shakspeare, 1598,

Thomas Creede, for Do. 3. Do. William Shakspeare, 1602,

Thomas Creede, for Do. 4. William Shakspeare, 1612, Tho.

Creede, sold by Matthew Lawe. 5. Do. William Shakspeare, 1622,

Thomas Purfoot, fold by Do. 6. Do. William Shakspeare, 1629,

John Norton, fold by Do,
7. D°. William Shakspeare, 1634,

John Norton.
Titus Andronicus, 1611, for Edward

White.

XV.

XVI.

XVII.

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XVIII. *

1. Troilus and Cressida, William

Shakspeare, 160g, G. Eld, for
R. Bonian and H. Whalley, with

a Preface.
2. Do. 1609, for Do.
3. Do, no date, Do.
1. Romeo and Juliet, 1597, John

Danter. 2. Do. 1599. Tho. Greede, for Cuth

bert Burby. 3. Do, 1609, for John Smethwicke. 4. Do. William Shakspeare, no date,

John Smethwicke. 5. Do. William Shakspeare, 1637,

R. Young, for Do. 1. Hamlet, William Shakspeare, J. R.

for N, L. 1604. 2. Do. William Shakspeare, 1605,

I. R. for N. L. 3. Do. William Shakspeare, 1611, for

John Smethwicke. 4. D°. William Shakspeare, no date,

W. S. for Do. 5. Do, William Shakspeare, 1637,

R. Young, for Do. 6. Do. R. Bentley, 1695. 1. Othello, William Shakspeare, no date

Thomas Walkely. 2. Do. William Shakspeare, 1622,

N. O. for Thomas Walkely. 3. Do. William Shakspeare, 1630,

A. M. for Richard Hawkins. 4. Do. William Shakspeare, 1655,

for William Leake.

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