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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare

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Rowe published the first 18th century edition of Shakespeare in six volumes in 1709 (printed by Tonson) and is also considered the first editor of Shakespeare. His practical knowledge of the stage helped him divide the plays into scenes (and sometime acts), with the entrances and exits of the players noted. He also normalised the spelling of names and prefixed each play with a list of the dramatis personae. This 1709 edition was also the first to be illustrated, a frontispiece engraving being provided for each play. Unfortunately Rowe based his text on the corrupt Fourth Folio, a course which was followed by many later 18th century editors who followed in his editorial footsteps. Rowe also wrote a short biography of William Shakespeare.
This is a volume published in 1851 with the "Shakspeare" spelling of his name. Bound in green cloth, which has a sunned border on front and back, it is also sunned on the spine. There is a gilt vignette on the front and further decoration and vignette on the spine surrounding the title. Unfortunately the rear end papers are split and the spine exposed, this has led to the back board parting from the spine for more than half its length but it could be repaired without difficulty. The front free end paper has a name and address written neatly in ink and residue marks from two small sticky labels. The joint between the front board and the block is slightly splitting, exposing some webbing, but remains attached.
Aside from moderate foxing here and there throughout the book it remains in good condition, all text is clearly legible and the book is in remarkable condition for its great age.

Item details

Author(s):
Nichoolas Rowe
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
15.2 x 23.2 cms
Edition:
1851
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
971
Publisher:
George Routledge and Co.
Title:
Shakespeare Notes and Life

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Rowe published the first 18th century edition of Shakespeare in six volumes in 1709 (printed by Tonson) and is also considered the first editor of Shakespeare. His practical knowledge of the stage helped him divide the plays into scenes (and sometime acts), with the entrances and exits of the players noted. He also normalised the spelling of names and prefixed each play with a list of the dramatis personae. This 1709 edition was also the first to be illustrated, a frontispiece engraving being provided for each play. Unfortunately Rowe based his text on the corrupt Fourth Folio, a course which was followed by many later 18th century editors who followed in his editorial footsteps. Rowe also wrote a short biography of William Shakespeare.
This is a volume published in 1851 with the "Shakspeare" spelling of his name. Bound in green cloth, which has a sunned border on front and back, it is also sunned on the spine. There is a gilt vignette on the front and further decoration and vignette on the spine surrounding the title. Unfortunately the rear end papers are split and the spine exposed, this has led to the back board parting from the spine for more than half its length but it could be repaired without difficulty. The front free end paper has a name and address written neatly in ink and residue marks from two small sticky labels. The joint between the front board and the block is slightly splitting, exposing some webbing, but remains attached.
Aside from moderate foxing here and there throughout the book it remains in good condition, all text is clearly legible and the book is in remarkable condition for its great age.

Author(s):
Nichoolas Rowe
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
15.2 x 23.2 cms
Edition:
1851
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
971
Publisher:
George Routledge and Co.
Title:
Shakespeare Notes and Life

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