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Henry VI, Part 3, First Octavo, 1595

The true tragedie of Richard Duke of York, and the death of good King Henrie the Sixt, with the whole contention betweene the two houses Lancaster and Yorke, as it was sundrie times acted by the Right Honourable the Earle of Pembrooke his seruants.
Printed at London: by P. S. [Peter Short] for Thomas Millington, and are to be sold at his shoppe vnder Saint Peters Church in Cornwal, 1595.
[80] p.; 8o

Signatures: A-E8
References: STC (2nd ed.) 21006; Greg, I, 138 (a)

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

Henry VI, Part 3, Second Quarto, 1600

The true tragedie of Richarde Duke of Yorke, and the death of good King Henrie the sixt: with the whole contention betweene the two houses, Lancaster and Yorke; as it was sundry times acted by the Right Honourable the Earle of Pembrooke his seruantes.
Printed at Londou [sic]: by W. W. [William White] for Thomas Millington, and are to be sold at his shoppe vnder Saint Peters Church in Cornewall, 1600.
[64] p.; 4o

Signatures: A-H4
References: STC (2nd ed.) 21006a; Greg, I, 138(b)

British Library Copy

Shelfmark: C.12.h.9
Copy notes: Signatures: A-H4. Titlepage and leaf H4 mounted, leaves A2 to H3 framed.
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. The edges of the leaves are sprinkled red. With comb marbled paper endleaves. MS. notes 'George Steevens' and others in unidentified hands on the titlepage and MS. note 'This is only the third part of K. Henry VI. The second part, according to Pope, was likewise printed in 1600, by W. W. for Tho Millington. Malone.' on the verso of the leaf on which the titlepage is mounted. Bound by the British Museum Bindery.

Henry VI, Part 3, Third Quarto, [1619]

The whole contention betweene the two famous houses, Lancaster and Yorke. With the tragicall ends of the good Duke Humfrey, Richard Duke of Yorke, and King Henrie the sixt. Diuided into two parts: and newly corrected and enlarged. Written by William Shakespeare, Gent.
Printed at London: [by William Jaggard] for T. P. [Thomas Pavier], [1619].
[196] p.; 4o

Signatures: A-Q4
Issued with The late, and much admired play, called, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, 1619. The whole volume has signatures A-Q4 chi1[=2B2?] R-2A4 2B2 (-2B2). Pericles has signatures chi1[=2B2?] R-2A4 2B2 (-2B2).
References: STC (2nd ed.) 26101; Greg, I, 119(c)

British Library Copy

Shelfmark: C.34.k.38(1)
Copy notes: Signatures: A-Q4. See also the entry for The late, and much admired play, called, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, 1619.
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 in the centre of both covers. Five false raised bands divide the spine into six gold tooled compartments. The author and the title of the first play in the volume are lettered in gold up the spine in the second spine compartment. The title of the second play in the volume is lettered in gold up the spine in the third spine compartment. The place of publication is 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. Bound by the British Museum Bindery.

Shelfmark: C.12.g.13
Copy notes: Signatures: A-Q4. Cropped at head, affecting headlines.
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 and place of publication are lettered in gold up the spine. The edges of the leaves are sprinkled red. MS. notes in unidentified hands on the titlepage and on Q4v. MS. note ‘2104’ on the inner margin at the foot of the titlepage. With comb marbled paper endleaves. Bound by the British Museum Bindery.


 

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