¶ Shakespeare — Comedies, histories, and tragedies (1685)

August 25, 2014

17th cent.

Shakespeare, William. Mr. William Shakespear’s comedies, histories, and tragedies. 4th ed. London: printed for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley, 1685.

The Fourth Folio. Morris book label and signatures: “William Morris” and “William Morris 26 Queen Square Bloomsbury.”

Provenance: Robert Bavand. — Morris (purchased for £4 4s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1119 (sold to Tregaskis for £17). — Willingham Franklin Rawnsley. — Folger Library (S2915 Fo.4 no.34).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 52 (£5). [Note by Ellis: “No port.”] — ESTC (R25621). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 10v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 362.

Digital version: EEBO.


Sotheby 1898:

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