Shakespeare – The Life and Death of King Richard the Second (????)

Shakespeare, William. The Life and Death of King Richard the Second (London, ????)

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 358.

Unlocated. This copy lacks the title page, which may be in facsimile, and “two of the leaves [are] torn,” according to the 1856 auction catalogue. Imprint is unknown and title is presumably taken from the running or caption title.

Shakespeare – The Tragoedy of Othello, the Moore of Venice (1655)

Shakespeare, William. The tragoedy of Othello, the Moore of Venice : as it hath beene divers times acted at the Globe, and at the Black-Friers, by his Majesties Servants (London : Printed for William Leak at the Crown in Fleetstreet, between the two Temple Gates, 1655)

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 357. ESTC R17082.

Penn Libraries, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Furness EC Sh155.622oc. Located by Paul Morgan. An image of the book may be seen here.

Shakespeare – His True Chronicle History of the Life and Death of King Lear, and His Three Daughters (1655)

Shakespeare, William. M. William Shake-speare, his true chronicle history of the life and death of King Lear, and his three daughters : with the unfortunat life of Edgar, sonne and heire to the Earle of Glocester, and his sullen assumed humour of Tom of Bedlam. As it was plaid before the Kings Maiesty at Whit-Hall, upon S. Stephens night, in Christmas hollldaies [sic] : by his Maiesties Servants, playing vsually at the Globe on the Bank-side (London : Printed by Jane Bell, and are to be sold at the east-end of Christ-Church, 1655)

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 356. ESTC R17679.

British Library C.34.k.54. Located by Paul Morgan.