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Title:
The dramatic works of Shakspeare
Author:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Publication Information:
London : Printed by W. Bulmer and co., for John and Josiah Boydell, G. and W. Nicol, 1802.
Physical Description:
9 volumes : frontispiece, 96 plates ; 44 cm
General Note:
Originally issued in 18 parts, 1791, 1802.

Dedication (dated 1803) signed: John Boydell, Josiah Boydell, George Nicol; "Advertisement" signed: G.N.

No table of contents or list of plates is given, but the plates correspond with the list given in "Boydell's Graphic illustrations of the dramatic works of Shakspeare, " a separate issue of the plates, except that the latter lacks a variation of the first plate in Richard III (Gloster and the princes) while it has in addition (as frontispiece) "Shakspeare nursed by Tragedy and Comedy, " a portrait of John Boydell, a variation of Juliet's supposed death, and a second plate in Titus Adronicus (Lavinia nursing her young nephew, by T. Kirk)

"Boydell's Graphic illustrations &c." must not be confused with their "Collection of prints, from pictures painted for the purpose of illustrating the dramatic works of Shakspeare, " London, 1803, two large folios containing larger plates (100, including the portraits of the King and Queen prefixed, and the two title-vignettes) most of which are entirely different from these smaller plates.

Plates, dated 1791-1803, are mainly by R. Smirke, W. Hamilton, R. Westall, F. Wheatley, James Northcote, with a few each by Reynolds, Opie, Stothard, and others. Among the engravers who executed the greatest number of plates are James Parker, Anker Smith, and James Heath.
Language:
English
Contents:
v. 1. Prefaces of Pope and Johnson. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor. Measure for measure.--v. 2. Comedy of errors. Much ado about nothing. Love's labour's lost. Midsummer-night's dream.--v. 3. Merchant of Venice. As you like it. Taming of the shrew. All's well that ends well.--v. 4. Twelfth night. Winter's tale. Macbeth. King John.--v. 5. Richard II. Henry IV, pt. 1-2. Henry V.--v. 6. Henry VI, pt. 1-3. Richard III.--v. 7. Henry VIII. Coriolanus. Julius Cœsar. Antony and Clepoatra.--v. 8. Timon of Athens. Titus Adronicus. Troilus and Cressida. Cymbeline.--v. 9. King Lear. Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet. Othello.
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