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The Plays of William Shakespeare. Accurately printed from the Text of Mr. Malone's Edition; with Select Explanatory Notes. In Seven Volumes.
London: Printed for J. Rivington and Sons L. Davis B. White and Son T. Longman B. Law H. S. Woodfall C. Dilly J. Robson J. Johnson T. Vernor G. G. J. and J. Robinson T. Cadell J. Murray R. Baldwin H. L. Gardner J. Sewell J. Nichols J. Bew T. Payne Jun. S. Hayes R. Faulder W. Lowndes G. and T. Wilkie Scatcherd and Whitaker T. and J. Egerton C. Stalker J. Barker J. Edwards Ogilvie and Speare J. Cuthell J. Lackington and E. Newbery 1790 - 7 volumes. 12mo, 170 x 92 mms., pp. [iv], xxiv, 74 [75 Epilogue, 76 blank], 74, 95 [96 blank], 100, 59 [60 blank]; [5] 6 - 85 [86 blank], 98, 78 [79 - 80 blank], 90; [ii], 99 [100 blank], 90, 105 [106 blank], 104, 97 [98 blank]; [iv], 95 [96 "Persons Represented"], 104, 127, [5], 6 - 118, 69 [sic, for 96]; [iv], 112, 100, 124, 121 [122 blank], 118; [iv], 192, 90, 118, 80; [iv], 126, 138, 109 [110 blank], 274, with each play separately paginated except for the last two plays in volume 7, Hamlet and Othello which are yoked together, volume 1, with cancel title-page and half-title is dated 1790 and volumes 2-7 are dated 1786, and whose imprints read: "Printed for C. Bathurst, T. Payne and Son, W. and A. Strahan, J. F. and C. Rivington, L. Davis.," contemporary tree calf, remains of gilt on most spine, lacks most labels, with extremities worn, but joints sound. A modest set but in usable condition. Edmond Malone (1741 - 1812) began work on his edition of Shakespeare's works in the early 1780s. He planned two editions, a portable family edition (as above) and a more extensive one with the complete works; the latter set appeared also in 1790 as The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare in ten volumes. Although Malone was not blessed with Johnson's critical powers and abilities, he was almost certainly a better scholar, and many of his discoveries about Shakespeare, his life and his texts, are indispensable for Shakespearean scholars. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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