The works of Shakespear : in eight volumes / collated and corrected by the former editions, by Mr. Pope.
- Standardized Title:
- Works. 1726
- Dublin : Printed by and for Geo. Grierson, in Essex-Street, and for George Ewing, in Dames-Street, MDCCXXVI 
8 v. ; 17 cm (8vo)
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- Advertisements -- Ireland -- Dublin -- 18th century.
Subscribers lists -- Ireland -- Dublin -- 18th century.
- Place of Publication:
- Ireland Dublin.
- v. 1. Tempest ; Midsummer night's dream ; Two gentlemen of Verona ; Merry wives of Windsor ; Measure for measure ; Comedy of errors
v. 2. Much ado about nothing ; Merchant of Venice ; Love's labour's lost ; As you like it ; Taming of the shrew ; All's well that ends well
v. 3. Twelfth-night ; Winter's tale ; King Lear ; King John ; King Richard II
v. 4. King Henry IV. Part 1-2 ; Henry V ; King Henry VI. Part 1-2
v. 5. King Henry VI. Part 3 ; King Richard III ; King Henry VIII ; Timon of Athens ; Coriolanus
v. 6. Julius Caesar ; Antony and Cleopatra ; Titus Andronicus ; Macbeth ; Troilus and Cressida
v. 7. Cymbeline ; Romeo and Juliet ; Hamlet ; Othello
v. 8. Venus and Adonis ; Tarquin and Lucrece ; Poems.
- The first edition (unauthorized, i.e. a piracy) of Shakespeare's works published in Ireland.
Title pages in red and black. Vol. 1 with a general title page in addition to the volume title page.
Divisional titles for the Tempest and Midsummer night's dream (v. 1) bear the imprint: "Dublin ... for George Grierson, at the Two Bibles in Essex-Street, and for George Ewing at the Angel and Bible in Dames-Street, MDCCXXV "; there is no imprint on the other divisional titles.
Vol. 1. Signatures: A⁸ B⁴ c⁸ d⁴ e² C-F⁸ G1 H-2E⁸ 2F⁴. Pagination: , xxiii, , 408,  p. -- v. 2. Signatures: pi1 A-2F⁸ 2G⁴. Pagination: , 470,  p. -- v. 3. Signatures: A⁸ b1 B-2D⁸ 2E⁴. Pagination: , 438 p. -- v. 4. Signatures: pi1 A-G⁸ H⁴ I-2E⁸ 2F². Pagination: , 452 p. -- v. 5. Signatures: pi1 A-2F⁸. Pagination: , 464 p. -- v. 6. Signatures: pi1 A-2D⁸ 2E⁴. Pagination: , 440 p. -- v. 7. Signatures: pi1 A-2C⁸ 2D⁴; ²[a-b]⁴ c⁴ D-G⁴; ²a1 signed with 3-star pyramid; ²b1 signed with 2 diagonal stars. Pagination: , 424,  p. -- v. 8. Signatures: pi1 A-2G⁸. Pagination: , xi, , 462,  p.
Includes the Life of Shakespeare by Nicholas Rowe in v. 1; v. 7 has an index; and v. 8 contains the poems, 'An essay on the art rise, and progress of the stage' [by Charles Gildon], and a glossary "the whole revis'd and corrected, with a preface, by Dr. Sewell".
With bookseller's advertisements in volumes 1, 7, and 8.
- Local notes:
- Penn Libraries Rare copy has v.5 & 8 only. Volume t.p.wanting in v.5.
- Penn Provenance:
- Elias, Archibald C. (donor) (RBC copy)
Rochfort, David (bookplate) (RBC copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Cited in:
- ESTC T63759
Ford, H.L. Shakespeare 1700-1740, p. 21-23
Jaggard, W. Shakespeare bibliography, p. 498
- Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744.
Sewell, George, d. 1726.
Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718.
Grierson, George, d. 1753, printer.
Grierson, George, d. 1753, bookseller.
Ewing, George, d. 1764, bookseller.
Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library (University of Pennsylvania)
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