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Troilus and Cressida bibliographic descriptions

Troilus and Cressida, Quarto a, 1609

The historie of Troylus and Cresseida. As it was acted by the Kings Maiesties seruants at the Globe. Written by William Shakespeare.
London: imprinted by G. Eld for R. Bonian and H. Walley, and are to be sold at the spred Eagle in Paules Church-yeard, ouer against the great north doore, 1609.
[92] p.; 4o

Signatures: A-L4 M2 (last leaf blank)
References: STC (2nd ed.) 22331; Greg, I, 279(aI)

British Library Copy

Shelfmark: 163.i.12
Copy notes: Signatures: A-L4 M2 (-M2, blank). Titlepage mounted, leaves A2 to M1 framed.
Provenance: George Steevens, sold 1800; John Ker, 3rd Duke of Roxburghe, sold 1812; King George III, presented 1823.
Binding: In a 19th-century English gold tooled red half sheep binding, the boards covered with stone marbled paper. Title and date of publication are lettered in gold up the flat spine. The edges of the leaves are red. With plain paper endleaves. MS. note 'George Steevens' on the titlepage and MS. note in an unidentified hand on K4r. Bound by the British Museum Bindery.

Troilus and Cressida, Quarto b, 1609

The famous historie of Troylus and Cresseid. Excellently expressing the beginning of their loues, with the conceited wooing of Pandarus Prince of Licia. Written by William Shakespeare.
London: imprinted by G. Eld for R. Bonian and H. Walley, and are to be sold at the spred Eagle in Paules Church-yeard, ouer against the great north doore, 1609.
[94] p.; 4o

A reissue of STC 22331, with cancel title page and preface.

Signatures: A4 (-A1,+[par.]1, 2) B-L4 M2 (last leaf blank)
References: STC (2nd ed.) 22331; Greg, I, 279(aI)

British Library Copy

Shelfmark: C.34.k.61
Copy notes: Signatures: A4 (-A1,+[par.]1,2) B-L4 M2 (-M2, blank).
Provenance: J. O. Halliwell-Phillipps, sold 1858.
Binding: In a 19th-century English gold tooled brown grained sheep binding. Author, title 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. A cutting from a bookseller's catalogue is pasted on the verso of the front first flyleaf. MS. note by J. O. Halliwell-Phillipps pasted on the recto of the second front flyleaf.

 
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