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Much Ado About Nothing bibliographic descriptions

Much Ado About Nothing, First Quarto, 1600

Much adoe about nothing. 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.
[72] p.; 4o

Signatures: A-I4
References: STC (2nd ed.) 22304; Greg, I, 168(a)

British Library Copy

Shelfmark: C.12.g.29
Copy notes: Signatures: A-I4.
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 'of this play there is no other Edition in Quarto' in an unidentified hand on A1v. Bound by the British Museum Bindery.

Shelfmark: C.34.k.31
Copy notes: Signatures: A-H4 I4 (-I4). Text of leaf I4 supplied in MS.
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'.

 
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