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Henry VI Part 2 bibliographic descriptions

Henry VI, Part 2, First Quarto, 1594

The first part of the contention betwixt the two famous houses of Yorke and Lancaster, with the death of the good Duke Humphrey: and the banishment and death of the Duke of Suffolke, and the tragicall end of the proud Cardinall of Winchester, with the notable rebellion of Iacke Cade: and the Duke of Yorkes first claim unto the crowne.
London: printed by Thomas Creed, for Thomas Millington, and are to be sold at his shop vnder Saint Peters Church in Cornwall, 1594.
[64] p.; 4o

Signatures: A-H4
References: STC (2nd ed.) 26099; Greg, I, 119(a)

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

Henry VI, Part 2, Second Quarto, 1600

The first part of the contention betwixt the two famous houses of Yorke and Lancaster, with the death of the good Duke Humphrey: and the banishment and death of the Duke of Suffolke, and the tragical end of the prowd Cardinall of Winchester, with the notable rebellion of Iacke Cade: and the Duke of Yorkes first clayme to the crowne.
London: printed by Valentine Simmes for Thomas Millington, and are to be sold at his shop vnder S. Peters Church in Cornewall, 1600.
[64] p.; 4o

Signatures: A-H4
References: STC (2nd ed.) 26100; Greg, I, 119(b)

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

Henry VI, Part 2, 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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