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Love's Labour's Lost bibliographic descriptions

Love's Labour's Lost, First Quarto, 1598

A pleasant conceited comedie called, Loues labors lost. As it was presented before her Highnes this last Christmas. Newly corrected and augmented by W. Shakespere.
Imprinted at London: by W. W. [William White] for Cutbert Burby, 1598.
[76] p.; 4o

Signatures: A-I4 K2
References: STC (2nd ed.) 22294, Greg, I, 150(a)

British Library Copy

Shelfmark: C.34.l.14
Copy notes: Signatures: A-I4 K2.
Provenance: James Bindley, sold 1819; Richard Heber, sold 1834; Thomas Thorpe; George Daniel, sold 1864; Thomas and William Boone, sold 1864.
Binding: Bound in repaired English stone marbled paper wrappers with a plain paper spine, a plain paper title label with author, title and date of publication in MS., a round paper label in MS. '5448' and MS. note '1565' on the upper cover. Heber's MS. note 'Bindleys Sale Pt. III n. 2041. Feb. 1819.' on the pastedown of the upper cover. With a stamp 'BIBLIOTHECA HEBERIANA' on the front flyleaf.

Love's Labour's Lost, Second Quarto, 1631

Loues labours lost. A wittie and pleasant comedie, as it was acted by His Maiesties seruants at the Blacke-Friers and the Globe. Written by William Shakespeare.
London: printed by W. S. [William Stansby] for Iohn Smethwicke, and are to be sold at his shop in Saint Dunstones Churchyard vnder the Diall, 1631.
[76] p.; 4o

Signatures: A-I4 K2
References: STC (2nd ed.) 22295, Greg, I, 150(c)

British Library Copy

Shelfmark: C.34.k.21
Copy notes: Signatures: A-I4 K2. Cropped at head, affecting headlines.
Provenance: David Garrick, bequeathed 1779.
Binding: In a 19th-century English gold tooled green 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. Signed at the top on the turn-in of the upper cover 'TUCKETT. BINDER. BRITISH MUSEUM'.

Shelfmark: C.12.h.11
Copy notes: Signatures: A-I4 K2. Cropped at head, affecting headlines. Titlepage mounted, leaves A2 to K2 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. With comb marbled paper endleaves. Bound by the British Museum Bindery.


 

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