The merry wives of Windsor : a comedy / by W. Shakspeare ; with prefatory remarks ; the only edition existing which is faithfully marked with the stage business, and stage directions, as it is performed at the Theatres Royal ; by W. Oxberry, comedian.

Author
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
Oxberry's edition.
Published/​Created
London : Published for the proprietors, by W. Simpkin, and R. Marshall, Stationers' Court, Ludgate-Street, and C. Chapple, 66, Pall-Mall, 1820 ([London] : W. Oxberry, and Co., printers, 8, White Hart Yard)
Description
[2], iii, [3], 75, [1] p., [1] leaf of plates : port. (engraving) ; 19 cm (12mo)

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Donor
Library of Congress genre(s)
Drama [Browse]
Rare books genre
Series
Contained in
19th-century playbooks collection, 1794-1946 (bulk 1800-1920)
Notes
  • Edition statement at head of title.
  • Printer's name from colophon.
  • Also issued in Oxberry's New English Drama, vol. 8, no. 5.
  • Record based on copies lacking printed wrappers. Series information conjectured from other titles in the series.
  • Signatures: [A]⁴ B-D¹² E².
  • Frontispiece signed: Drawn and engraved by T. Wageman 1819. Published by Simpkin & Marshall, Stationers Ct. & Chapple Pall Mall.
  • Jaggard claims the remarks are signed "P. P---"; in fact, the remarks are not signed.
  • With cast lists of the productions at Drury-Lane and Covent-Garden Theatres, and a descriptive costume list.
  • Princeton copy 1 ThX copies 1 and 3 are gifts of Henry N. Paul, Class of 1884, to the William Seymour Theatre Collection, Princeton University Library.
  • Princeton copy 3 ThX copies 1 and 3 are gifts of Henry N. Paul, Class of 1884, to the William Seymour Theatre Collection, Princeton University Library.
  • Princeton copy 1 ThX copy 1 has the ink stamp of the William Seymour Theatre Collection on the lower cover.
  • Princeton copy 3 ThX copy 3 has the ink stamp of the William Seymour Theatre Collection on the t.p.
  • Princeton copy 2 ThX copy 2 is bound in the inverted printed paper wrappers of Oxberry's edition of Mrs. Inchbald's ''The wedding day.''
  • Princeton copy 3 ThX copy 3 measures 17 x 11 cm.
  • Princeton copy 3 ThX copy 3 imperfect: frontispiece and upper cover wanting.
References
Jaggard, W. Shakespeare bibliography, p. 406
In
19th-century Playbooks Collection
OCLC
693610482
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