Shakespeare – The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedie of Romeo and Juliet (1637)

Shakespeare, William. The most excellent and lamentable tragedie of Romeo and Juliet : as it hath been sundry times publikely acted by the Kings Majesties Servants at the Globe ( London : Printed by R. Young for John Smethwicke, and are to be sold at his shop in St. Dunstans Church-yard in Fleetstreet, under the Dyall, 1637)

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 355. ESTC S111244.

The Folger Library STC 22326 copy 4. Located by Sarah Lindenbaum. Images of the book may be seen here and my guest blog post for the Folger’s Collation blog about the book’s identification can be read here.

STC 22326 copy 4, A1v and A2r. Used by permission of the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Shakespeare – The Most Excellent Historie of the Merchant of Venice (1637)

Shakespeare, William. The most excellent historie of the merchant of Venice, with the extreame crueltie of Shylocke the Iewe towards the said merchant, in cutting a just pound of his flesh, and the obtaining of Portia by the choice of three chests : as it hath beene divers times acted by the Lord Chamberlaine his servants (London : Printed by M[armaduke]. P[arsons]. for Laurence Hayes, and are to be sold at his shop on Fleetbridge, 1637)

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 354. ESTC S111192.

Boston Public Library G.176.18. Located by Jay Moschella. Images of the book may be seen here.

Image courtesy the Boston Public Library.

Shakespeare – The Life and Death of King Richard the Second (1634)

Shakespeare, William. The life and death of King Richard the second, with new additions of the Parliament scene, and the deposing of King Richard : as it hath beene acted by the Kings Majesties servants, at the Globe (London : Printed by Iohn Norton, 1634)

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 353. ESTC S111142.

University of Texas, Harry Ransom Center PFORZ 896 PFZ. Located by Paul Morgan. Images of the book may be seen here.

Image courtesy the Harry Ransom Center.

Shakespeare – A Wittie and Pleasant Comedie Called The Taming of the Shrew (1631)

Shakespeare, William. A wittie and pleasant comedie called The taming of the shrew : as it was acted by his Maiesties Seruants at the Blacke Friers and the Globe (London : Printed by W[illiam]. S[tansby]. for Iohn Smethwicke, and are to be sold at his shop in Saint Dunstones Churchyard vnder the Diall, 1631)

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 352. ESTC S111180.

Boston Public Library G.176.40. Located by Jay Moschella. Images of the book may be seen here.

Image courtesy the Boston Public Library.

Shakespeare – The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmarke ([1625])

Shakespeare, William. The tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmarke : newly imprinted and inlarged, according to the true and perfect copy lastly printed (London : Printed by W[illiam]. S[tansby]. for Iohn Smethwicke, and are to be sold at his shop in Saint Dunstans Church-yard in Fleetstreet: vnder the Diall, [1625])

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 351. ESTC S111101.

The Folger Library STC 22278 c. 2. Located by Paul Morgan. Images of the book may be seen here.

STC 22278 c. 2., A1v and A2r. Used by permission of the Folger Shakespeare Library.