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91.-MARK OF SHAKESPEARE'S YOUNGER DAUGHTER JUDITH, 1611.-Deed of Sale by Elizabeth Quyney of Stratford-upon-Avon, widow (daughter and sole heir of Tho. Phelippes, mercer, son and heir of William Phelippes) and Adrian Quyney her son and heir, to William Mountford, of Stratford, wheelwright, for £131, of a messuage in Woode Street, in the tenure of the said William Mountford and late in the tenure of Margery Lord, widow of Ralph Lord. Dated 4 Dec. 9 James I. (1611).
Mark of Eliz. Quyney and signature of Adrian Quyney; with seals.
Attached is a power of Attorney to Edm. Rawlyns, gent., to give seisin.
Witnesses—Tho. Greene, Letice Greene, Edm. Rawlyns, and Judeth Shackespeare (Mark of J. S.)
With note of seisin, signed by Edm. Rawlyns, Antonie Smithe and others.
See Halliwell-Phillipps Outlines, 6th Edn., 1886, Voi 2, p. 153.
92.—THE FIRST FOLIO.—Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies Published according to the True Originall Copies. London. Printed by Ifaac Iaggard, and Ed. Blount, 1623.
The First Folio Edition of Shakespeare's Plays ; and, excepting for slight defects, an excellent copy; measuring 12} in. by 83 in.
Portrait engraved by Droeshout on title in-laid, lower corner of M. 4 and inargins of last leaf mended. Bound in russia; extra
4 gilt edges.
Purchased by Messrs. Henry Sotheran & Co., 140, Strand, London, on behalf of the Trustees and Guardians of Shakespeare's Birthplace, for £585, at the Sale of the third (and final) portion of the Library of the Earl of Ashburnham, in the Auction Room of Messrs. Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, on May 11th, 1898.
Messrs Sotheran & Co's. Certificate is as follows:
Collated with the 'Grenville' Copy in the British Museum and found quite perfect: the two short leaves are genuine.”
The copy is placed in Class 1, Division B. (No. 17) of Dr. Sidney Lee's Census of extant copies of the First Folio,--published in 1902.
93.—A11 Imperfect First Folio. Placed in Dr. Sidney Lee's “ Census,” in Class iii, Division B. (Fragmentary) No 143, and thus described :—“Size 13}in. by 8ļin. HISTORY: Acquired c. 1820 by Robert Bell Wheler, of Stratford
on-Avon, and bequeathed to present owners by his sister, Miss Anne Wheler, in 1870. CONDITION: bad ; all leaves before p. 31 and many later leaves missing; many surviving pages mutilated; the copy of portrait, engraved by J. Swaine, inserted.”
94.—THE SECOND FOLIO.- Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies Histories and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies. The Second Impression. London. Printed by Tho. Cotes, for Robert Allot, and are to be sold at his shop at the signe of the Blacke Beare in Pauls Churchi-yard, 1632. Folio.
This complete copy was the property of Lady Theodore Martin, nèe Helen Faucit, and bears upon the front fly-leaf her autograph inscription to the effect that it was presented to her by Reginald Cholmondeley, Esq., of Condover Hall, Shropshire, in 1878.
Bookplates of Nicholas Smyth, of Nibley, and Reginald Cholmondeley.
Presented by SIR THEODORE MARTIN, K.C.B.,
K.C.V.O. 31, Onslow Square, London, S.W.
February 1899. 95.—THE SECOND FOLIO.—Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies Histories and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies. The Second Impression. London. Printed by Tho. Cotes, for Robert Allot, and are to be sold at his shop at the signe of the Blacke Beare in Pauls Church-yard, 1632. Folio.
Complete with title-page and Ben Jonson's lines. With note of Gift by Nicholas Smith, of Nibley, co. Glouc., to his nephew, Thomas Smith, of Paradise, 1670.
Presented by Miss ANNE WHELER.
96.—THE THIRD FOLIO.—Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Original copies. The Third Impression. And unto the Impression is added seven Playes, never before printed in Folio. London for P. C. 1664.
The Portrait and Ben Jonson's lines supplied. ist, 5th, and 6th pages of Dedicatory matter and pages 37-40 missing; p. 277 slightly imperfect, text supplied in M.S. Portrait and Ben Jonson's lines, mounted.
Presented by Miss ANNE WHELER.
FOURTH Folio.—Mr. William Shakespear's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Original copies. Unto which is added, Seven Plays, never before Printed in Folio. viz. Pericles Prince of Tyre, The London Prodigal, The History of Thomas Lord Cromwel, Sir John Oldcastle Lord Cobham, The Puritan Widow, A Yorkshire Tragedy, The Tragedy of Locrine. The Fourth Edition. London. Printed for H. Herringman and are to be sold by Joseph Knight and Francis Saunders at the Anchor, in the Lower Walk of the New Exchange. 1685.
This imprint, which differs from that of the majority of the extant copies of the Fourth Folio, gives this exemplar exceptional bibliographical interest. Complete, with portrait, etc., but much stained.
Presented by W. O. HUNT, 1863.
98.-Two leaves from the rare quarto edition of the "Pleasant Comedy of the Merry Wiues of Windsor." Published in 1602.
Presented by J. O. HALLIWELL-PHILLIPPS.
99.—The first part Of the true & honorable history of the Life of Sir John Old-castle the good Lord Cobham. As it hath bene lately acted by the Right honorable the Earle of Nottingham, Lord High Admirall of England his Seruants. Written by William Shakespeare. London, printed for T. P. 1600.
A quarto play falsely ascribed to Shakespeare in his own lifetime by an enterprising publisher.
100.—The Puritaine or The Widdow of WatlingStreete. Acted by the Children of Paules. Written by W. S. Imprinted at London by G. Eld. 1607
A quarto play falsely ascribed to Shakespeare in his own lifetime by an enterprising publisher. The second leaf is missing.
101.-FRAGMENT OF THE SECOND EDITION OF “VENUS AND ADONIS,” 1594.-A single leaf, beginning: “A thousand spleenes bear her a thousand wayes” (line 907).
Purchased from the collection ofGEORGE DANIEL,
Canonbury, Islington, July 1864.
102.—THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, 1600.The Excellent History of the Merchant of Venice with the extreme cruelty of Shylocke the Iew, towards the saide Merchant, in cutting a iust pound of his flesh. And the obtaining of Portia, by the choyse of three Caskets. Written by W. Shakespeare. Printed by 7. Roberts, 1600, 4to.
Two leaves, C. i and C. 4, supplied in facsimile, 1906, by Messrs. Rivière & Son, London, after the perfect copy purchased in October, 1906. See No. 103.
103. —THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, 1600.—The Excellent History of the Merchant of Venice with the extreme cruelty of Shylocke the Iew towards the saide Merchant, in cutting a iust pound of his flesh. And the obtaining of Portia, by the choyse of three Caskets. Written by W. Shakespeare. Printed by 7. Roberts, 1600. 4to.
A perfect copy. Measures 716 by 516 inches. Bound by Rivière & Son, 1906. See for full description of this and the three following Quartos :-“ Four Quarto Editions of Plays by Shakespeare, the Property of the Trustees and Guardians of Shakespeare's Birthplace." By Sidney Lee, 1908.
Purchased October, 1906.
104.-KING LEAR, 1608.-Mr. William Shakespeare, his True Chronicle History of the life and death of King Lear, and his three Daughters. With the unfortunate life of Edgar, sonne and heire to the Earle of Glocester, and his sullen and assumed humour of Tom of Bedlam. As it was plaid before the Kings Maiesty at White-Hall, vppon St. Stephens night, in