Shakespeare – Venus and Adonis (1636)

Shakespeare, William. Venus and Adonis (London : Printed by I. H[aviland] and are to be sold by Francis Coules in the Old Baily without Newgate, 1636)

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 163. ESTC S104547.

Folger Shakespeare Library STC 22366. Located by Sarah Lindenbaum.

Wolfreston’s inscription is not visible in this book, but the provenance suggests that it is the copy sold in the 1856 sale. For further information, see my guest blog post for the Folger’s Collation blog from June 2018.

Shakespeare – The Rape of Lucrece (1616)

Shakespeare, William. The rape of Lucrece (London : Printed by T[homas] S[nodham] for Roger Iackson, and are to be solde at his shop neere the Conduit in Fleet-street, 1616)

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 162. ESTC S106350.

British Library C.34.a.44. Located by Sarah Lindenbaum.

Though Wolfreston’s inscription is not visible in this book, the provenance suggests that it is the copy sold in the 1856 sale for £23 and 10s.