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'Bell's edition of Shakespeare's plays, as they are now performed at the Theatres Royal in London; regulated from the prompt books of each house by permission; with nores critical and illustrative; by the authors of the dramatic censor' (London: John Bell) 1774; containing title-sheet and plates for volumes I to VIII:
Volume I: 'Macbeth' etched by W. Byrne after E. Edwards, 'Othello' etched by Isaac Taylor, 'All's well that ends well' etched by P. Mazell after E. Edwards.
Volume II: 'Merchant of Venice' etched by W. Byrne after E. Edwards, 'Romeo & Juliet' etched by W. Walker after E. Edwards, 'King Lear' etched by J. Hall after E. Edwards, 'Cymbeline etched by M. Liart after E. Edwards, 'Much ado about nothing' etched by C. Grignion after E. Edwards.
Volume III: 'Measure for measure' etched by Basire after E. Edwards, 'Richard III' etched by W. Walker, 'Richard III' etched by Byrner after Edwards, 'Hamlet' etched by J. Hall after Edwards, 'Tempest' etched by W. Byrne after Edwards, 'Merry wives of Windsor' etched by J. Hall after Edwards.
Volume IV: 'Henry IV, part I' by Hall, 'King John' by Mazell, 2 plates to 'Henry V' by Hall, 'Henry VIII' by Hall', 'Henry IV, second part' by Hall; all after E. Edwards.
Volume V: 'Twelfth night' by Grignion, 'Winters tale' by Byrne, 'Julius Caesar' by Basire, 'Coriolanus' by Liart; all after Edwards, 'Timon of Athens' etched and drwan by W. Walker, second plate for 'Timon of Athens' by Byrne after Edwards.
Volume VI: 2 states of 'Two gentlemen of Verona' by Liart after Edwards, 'Taming the shrew' etched and drawn by Sherwin, 'Troilus and Cressida' by Hall after Edwards, 'Anthony and Cleopatra' by Grignion after Edwards.
Volume VII: 'K. Richard II' by T. Cook, 'K. Henry VI, third part' by Cook, 'Henry VI, first part' by Hall, 'K. Henry VI part II' by Grignion; all after Edwards.
Volume VIII: 'Comedy of error' by Grignion, 'Midsummers nigh dream' by Hall, 'Lovers labour lost' by Liart; all after Edwards.
Together with title-sheet for 'Poems written by Shakespeare' published in 1774 by J. Bell and C. Etherington, and 3 plates: 'The lovers complaint' by Hall after Edwards, 'Venus and Adonis', and 'As you like it' by Liart after Edwards.
Bound in red quarter-leather, with title in gold at the spine, marbled endpapers, deckled edges.
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Height: 205 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each page)
Width: 130 millimetres
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- Cataloguing supported by the Elizabeth Cayzer Charitable Trust
- Not on display
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Associated Title: Bell's edition of Shakespeare's plays
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