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Henry IV, Part 2 bibliographic descriptions

Henry IV, Part 2, Quarto a, 1600

The second part of Henrie the fourth, continuing to his death, and coronation of Henrie the fift. With the humours of Sir Iohn Falstaffe, and swaggering Pistoll. As it hath been sundrie times publikely acted by the Right Honourable, the Lord Chamberlaine his seruants. Written by William Shakespeare.
London: printed by V. S. [Valentine Simmes] for Andrew Wise, and William Aspley, 1600.
[84] p.; 4o

Signatures: A-K4 L2
References: STC (2nd ed.) 22288; Greg, I, 167(aI)

British Library Copy

Shelfmark: C.34.k.13
Copy notes: Signatures: E4. Fragment, quire E only.
Provenance: J. O. Halliwell-Phillipps, sold 1858.
Binding: In a 19th-century English gold tooled red grained sheep binding. Author, title and contents of the volume 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. notes by J. O. Halliwell-Phillipps on the third front flyleaf. Bound by the British Museum Bindery.

Henry IV, Part 2, Quarto b, 1600

The second part of Henrie the fourth, continuing to his death, and coronation of Henrie the fift. With the humours of Sir Iohn Falstaffe, and swaggering Pistoll. As it hath been sundrie times publikely acted by the Right Honourable, the Lord Chamberlaine his seruants. Written by William Shakespeare.
London: printed by V. S. [Valentine Simmes] for Andrew Wise, and William Aspley, 1600.
[88] p.; 4o

Signatures: A-D4 E4 (-E3, 4 +E3, 4, 5, 6) F-K4 L2 (last leaf blank)
References: STC (2nd ed.) 22288a; Greg, I, 167(aII)

British Library Copy

Shelfmark: C.34.k.12
Copy notes: Signatures: A-D4 E4 (-E3,4+E3,4,5,6) F-K4 L2 (-L2, blank). Cropped at head, affecting headlines.
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. 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.g.20
Copy notes: Signatures: A-D4 E4 (-E3, 4 +E3, 4, 5, 6) F-K4 L2 (-L2, blank). Cropped at head, affecting headlines.
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 but is now hidden by the shelfmark label. Author, title, place and date of publication are lettered in gold up the spine. The edges of the leaves are green. With comb marbled paper endleaves. MS. note 'George Steevens' on the titlepage. Bound by the British Museum Bindery.

 
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