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Othello, First Quarto, 1622

The tragœdy of Othello, the Moore of Venice. As it hath beene diuerse times acted at the Globe, and at the Black-Friers, by his Maiesties seruants. Written by William Shakespeare.
London: printed by N. O. [Nicholas Okes] for Thomas Walkley, and are to be sold at his shop, at the Eagle and Child, in Brittans Bursse, 1622.
[4], 80, 89-99, [1] p.; 4o

Signatures: A2 B-M4 N2
References: STC (2nd ed.) 22305; Greg, II, 379(a)

British Library Copy

Shelfmark: C.34.k.32
Copy notes: Signatures: A2 B-M4 N2. Titlepage is slightly defective at head. Cropped at head, affecting headlines.
Provenance: Provenance unknown, purchased 1857.
Binding: In a 19th-century English gold tooled red goatskin binding. Five false raised bands divide the spine into six gold tooled compartments. The title is lettered in gold up the spine in the second and third spine compartment. The author's name is lettered in gold up the spine in the fourth spine compartment. The date 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 over red. With comb marbled paper endleaves.

Shelfmark: C.34.k.33
Copy notes: Signatures: A2 B-M4. Titlepage fragmentary. Wanting quire N, supplied in MS. Cropped at head, affecting headlines.
Provenance: Marmaduke ffarrells; 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. The edges of the leaves are sprinkled red. With comb marbled paper endleaves. MS. note 'Marmaduke ffarrells' on verso of last leaf supplied in MS. Bound by the British Museum Bindery.

Othello, Second Quarto, 1630

The tragœdy of Othello, the Moore of Venice. As it hath beene diuerse times acted at the Globe, and at the Black-Friers, by his Maiesties seruants. Written by William Shakespeare.
London: printed by A. M. [Augustine Mathewes] for Richard Hawkins, and are to be sold at his shoppe in Chancery-Lane, neere Sergeants-Inne, 1630.
[2], 78, 77-81, 83-92, [1] p.; 4o

Signatures: A-M4
References: STC (2nd ed.) 22306; Greg, II, 379(c)

British Library Copy

Shelfmark: C.12.g.28
Copy notes: Signatures: A-M4.
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 '9466' pasted on the inner margin at the foot of the titlepage. Bound by the British Museum Bindery.

Shelfmark: C.34.k.34
Copy notes: Signatures: A-B4 C4 (-C4) D-M4. Text of leaf C4 supplied in MS.
Provenance: Probably belonged to Major Thomas Pearson, sold 1788; purchased probably between 1813 and 1827.
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. MS. note '648' on the inner margin at the foot of the titlepage. MS. notes in unidentified hands on M4v. Bound by the British Museum Bindery.


 

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