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Henry IV, Part 1, Quarto 0, 1598

[The hystorie of Henry the Fourth.]
[84?] p.; 4o

This version is known only from a single fragment in the Folger Shakespeare Library, comprising quire C.

Shelfmark: STC 22279a
Signatures: Presumably A-K4 L2
References: STC (2nd ed.) 22279a; Greg, I, 145(a)

There is no copy of this fragment in the British Library.

Henry IV, Part 1, First Quarto, 1598

The history of Henrie the Fourth; with the battell at Shrewsburie, betweene the King and Lord Henry Percy, surnamed Henrie Hotspur of the north. With the humorous conceits of Sir Iohn Falstalffe [sic].
At London: printed by P. S. [Peter Short] for Andrew Wise, dwelling in Paules Churchyard, at the signe of the Angell, 1598.
[80] p.; 4o

Signatures: A-K4
References: STC (2nd ed.) 22280; Greg, I, 145(b)

British Library Copy

Shelfmark: C.34.k.5*
Copy notes: Signatures: A-I4 K4 (-K4). Leaf E4 is fragmentary.
Provenance: David Garrick, bequeathed 1779.
Binding: In a 19th-century English gold tooled red grained sheep binding. Author, title, place and date of publication are lettered in gold up the flat spine. The edges of the boards and the turn-ins are gold tooled. The edges of the leaves are gilt. With comb marbled paper endleaves. An anonymous MS. letter to David Garrick, dated July 26, 1757, is inserted at the end. Bound by the British Museum Bindery.

Henry IV, Part 1, Second Quarto, 1599

The history of Henrie the Fourth: with the battell at Shrewsburie, betweene the King and Lord Henry Percy, surnamed Henry Hotspur of the north. With the humorous conceits of Sir Iohn Falstalffe [sic]. Newly corrected by W. Shake-speare.
At London: printed by S. S. [Simon Stafford] for Andrew Wise, dwelling in Paules Churchyard, at the signe of the Angell, 1599.
[80] p.; 4o

Signatures: A-K4
References: STC (2nd ed.) 22281; Greg, I, 145(c)

British Library Copy

Shelfmark: C.34.k.6
Copy notes: Signatures: A-K4. Cropped at head, affecting headlines.
Provenance: David Garrick, bequeathed 1779.
Binding: In a 19th-century English blind and gold tooled red grained sheep binding with the coat of arms of David Garrick tooled in gold in the centre of both covers. Author, title, place and date of publication are lettered in gold up the flat spine. The edges of the boards and the turn-ins are gold tooled. The edges of the leaves are gilt. With comb marbled paper endleaves. Bound by the British Museum Bindery.

Shelfmark: C.12.h.12
Copy notes: Signatures: A-K4. Cropped at head, affecting headlines. Titlepage mounted, leaves A2 to K4 framed.
Provenance: George Steevens, sold 1800; King George III, presented 1823.
Binding: In a 19th-century English gold tooled red half sheep binding, the boards covered with comb marbled paper. The cypher of King George III is tooled in gold on the flat spine. Author, title, place and date of publication are lettered in gold up the spine. The edges of the leaves are sprinkled red. With comb marbled paper endleaves. MS. note 'George Steevens' on the titlepage. Bound by the British Museum Bindery.

Henry IV, Part 1, Third Quarto, 1604

The history of Henrie the Fourth, with the battell at Shrewsburie, betweene the King, and Lord Henry Percy, surnamed Henry Hotspur of the north. With the humorous conceits of Sir Iohn Falstalffe [sic]. Newly corrected by W. Shake-speare.
At London: printed by Valentine Simmes, for Mathew Law, and are to be solde at his shop in Paules Churchyard, at the signe of the Fox, 1604.
[80] p.; 4o

Signatures: A-K4
References: STC (2nd ed.) 22282; Greg, I, 145(d)

There is no copy of this quarto in the British Library.

Henry IV, Part 1, Fourth Quarto, 1608

The history of Henry the fourth, with the battell at Shrewseburie, betweene the King, and Lord Henry Percy, surnamed Henry Hotspur of the north. With the humorous conceites of Sir Iohn Falstalffe [sic]. Newly corrected by W. Shake-speare.
London: printed [by John Windet] for Mathew Law, and are to be sold at his shop in Paules Church-yard, neere vnto S. Augustines gate, at the signe of the Foxe, 1608.
[80] p.; 4o

Signatures: A-K4
References: STC (2nd ed.) 22283; Greg, I, 145(e)

British Library Copy

Shelfmark: C.34.k.7
Copy notes: Signatures: A-K4. Cropped at head, affecting headlines.
Provenance: J. O. Halliwell-Phillipps, sold 1858.
Binding: In a 19th-century English gold tooled red-brown goatskin binding. Five false raised bands divide the spine into six gold tooled compartments. Author and title are lettered in gold across the second spine compartment, place and date of publication are lettered in gold across the third spine compartment. The edges of the boards and the turn-ins are gold tooled. The edges of the leaves are gilt. With comb marbled paper endleaves. MS. notes by J. O. Halliwell-Phillipps are pasted on the verso of the front flyleaf. Binder's stamp on the verso of the front flyleaf 'BOUND BY F. BEDFORD'.

Henry IV, Part 1, Fifth Quarto, 1613

The history of Henrie the fourth, with the battell at Shrewseburie, betweene the King, and Lord Henrie Percy, surnamed Henrie Hotspur of the north. With the humorous conceites of Sir Iohn Falstaffe. Newly corrected by W. Shake-speare.
London: printed by W. W. [William White] for Mathew Law, and are to be sold at his shop in Paules Church-yard, neere vnto S. Augustines Gate, at the signe of the Foxe, 1613.
[80] p.; 4o

Signatures: A-K4
References: STC (2nd ed.) 22284; Greg, I, 145(f)

British Library Copy

Shelfmark: C.34.k.9
Copy notes: Signatures: A-K4. Cropped at foot, affecting catchwords. Leaf A2 is also slightly cropped at the foredge, affecting the text.
Provenance: George Steevens; John Ker, 3rd Duke of Roxburghe, sold 1812; Richard Heber, sold 1834; Thomas Thorpe; J. O. Halliwell-Phillipps, sold 1858.
Binding: In a 19th-century English gold tooled red grained sheep binding. Author, title, place and date of publication are lettered in gold up the flat spine. The edges of the boards and the turn-ins are gold tooled. With comb marbled paper endleaves. MS. note 'George Steevens' on the titlepage. Bound by the British Museum Bindery.

Shelfmark: C.34.k.8
Copy notes: Signatures: A-I4 K4 (-K4). Text of K4 supplied in facsimile.
Provenance: J. O. Halliwell-Phillipps, sold 1858.
Binding: In a 19th-century English gold tooled blue grained sheep binding. Five false raised bands divide the spine into six gold tooled compartments. The title is lettered in gold across the second spine compartment, place and date of publication are lettered in gold across the foot of the spine. The edges of the boards and the turn-ins are gold tooled. The edges of the leaves are gilt. With comb marbled paper endleaves. MS. notes by J. O. Halliwell-Phillipps pasted on the verso of the front flyleaf. With a binder's ticket on the verso of the front flyleaf 'Bound by CHARLES MURTON. 50 Long Acre'.

Henry IV, Part 1, Sixth Quarto, 1622

The historie of Henry the Fourth. With the battell at Shrewseburie, betweene the King, and Lord Henry Percy, surnamed Henry Hotspur of the north. With the humorous conceits of Sir Iohn Falstaffe. Newly corrected. By William Shake-speare.
London: printed by T. P. [Thomas Purfoot] and are to be sold by Mathew Law, dwelling in Pauls Church-yard, at the signe of the Foxe, neere S. Austines gate, 1622.
[80] p.; 4o

Signatures: A-K4
References: STC (2nd ed.) 22285; Greg, I, 145(g)

British Library Copies

Shelfmark: C.12.g.21
Copy notes: Signatures: A-K4. Titlepage slightly cropped at head and foot.
Provenance: King George III, presented 1823.
Binding: In a 19th-century English gold tooled red half sheep binding, the boards covered with comb marbled paper. The cypher of King George III is tooled in gold on the flat spine. Author, title, place and date of publication are lettered in gold up the spine. With comb marbled paper endleaves. MS. note '2107' on the titlepage, MS. notes in an unidentified hand on the verso of the titlepage. Bound by the British Museum Bindery.

Henry IV, Part 1, Seventh Quarto, 1632

The historie of Henry the Fourth: with the battell at Shrewesbury, betweene the King, and Lord Henry Percy, surnamed Henry Hotspur of the north. With the humorous conceits of Sir Iohn Falstaffe. Newly corrected, by William Shake-speare.
London: printed by Iohn Norton, and are to bee sold by William Sheares, at his shop at the great south doore of Saint Pauls-Church; and in Chancery-Lane, neere Serieants-Inne, 1632.
[80] p.; 4o

Signatures: A-K4
References: STC (2nd ed.) 22286; Greg, I, 145(i)

British Library Copy

Shelfmark: C.34.k.10
Copy notes: Signatures: A-K4.
Provenance: David Garrick, bequeathed 1779.
Binding: In a 19th-century English gold tooled red grained sheep binding with the coat of arms of David Garrick tooled in gold on the flat spine. Author, title, place and date of publication are lettered in gold up the spine. The edges of the boards and the turn-ins are gold tooled. With comb marbled paper endleaves. MS. list of characters in an unidentified hand on the verso of the titlepage. Bound by the British Museum Bindery.

Henry IV, Part 1, Eighth Quarto, 1639

The historie of Henry the Fourth: with the battell at Shrewsbury, betweene the King, and Lord Henry Percy, surnamed Henry Hotspur of the north. With the humorous conceites of Sir Iohn Falstaffe. Newly corrected, by William Shake-speare.
London: printed by Iohn Norton, and are to be sold by Hugh Perry, at his shop next to Ivie-bridge in the Strand, 1639.
[80] p.; 4o

Signatures: A-K4
References: STC (2nd ed.) 22287; Greg, I, 145(k)

British Library Copy

Shelfmark: C.34.k.11
Copy notes: Signatures: A4 (A1+1) B-K4. With a duplicate titlepage which is defective. Some leaves were purchased to complete the copy.
Provenance: Richard Hawkins; Eliz. Mary Croussmaker; David Garrick, bequeathed 1779.
Binding: In a 19th-century English gold tooled red grained sheep binding with the coat of arms of David Garrick tooled in gold in the centre of both covers. Author and title are lettered in gold up the flat spine. The edges of the boards and the turn-ins are gold tooled. The edges of the leaves are gilt. With comb marbled paper endleaves. MS. note 'Eliz. Mary Croussmaker, her book 1746' on the defective titlepage and MS. note 'Richard Hawkins' on K4v. Signed at the top on the turn-in of the upper cover 'TUCKETT. BINDER. BRITISH MUSEUM'.


 

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