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William Shakespeare
1790 The Poems & Plays of William Shakespeare 10 (11) Vols 1st Edmond Malone Ed
1790. I have just acquired an interesting parcel of antiquarian books and will be listing them over the coming weeks. I am always happy to combine postage where applicable, to see other similar items please click here ANTIQUARIAN & COLLECTABLE. The Plays & Poems of William Shakspeare In Ten Volumes (Actually 11 as vol 1 is in 2 parts) Collated Verbatum with the most authentic copies, and revised: with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators; to which are added; An Essay on the Chronological Order of his Plays; An Essay Relative to Shakspeare & Jonson; A Dissertation on the Three Parts of King henry VI; An Historical Account of the English Stage; and Notes; by EDMOND MALONE Edmond Malone (1741-1812) is regarded as the greatest eighteenth-century Shakespearean editor and commentator. He used the ten-volume edition by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens as his base text but went far beyond Johnson and Steevens in establishing an authoritative text, consulting early folios and quartos more thoroughly than any previous scholar had done. Moreover, using archives from London, Stratford and country houses, he both expanded biographical knowledge of Shakespeare and corrected errors which had been perpetuated from Rowe's "Life of Shakespeare" onwards. He arranged the plays in their supposed order of composition, and he included the poems as a standard part of an edition. The first edition of Malone's Shakespeare appeared in 1790 and it is this first edition that I have listed here, a very important and incredibly scarce text in original complete form. After the publi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sycamore Books and Collectables (sycamorebooks) [Wigan, United Kingdom]
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