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The workes of Beniamin Jonson.

Author/Creator:
Jonson, Ben, 1573-1637.
Standardized Title:
Works. 1616
Other Title:
Works of Benjamin Jonson
Publication:
Imprinted at London : By Will Stansby, ano D. 1616.
Format/Description:
Book
[12], 1015, [1] p., [1] leaf of plates : port. ; 29 cm. (fol.)
Contents:
Euery man in his humour
Euery man out of his humour
Cynthias reuels, or, The fountayne of selfe-loue
Poëtaster, or, His arraignement
Seianus his fall
Volpone, or, The foxe
Epicoene, or, The silent woman
The alchemist
Catiline his conspiracy
Epigrammes
Part of the Kings entertainemnt in passing to his coronation
A panegyre, on the happie entrance of Iames
A particular entertainment of the Queene and Prince
Masques at court.
Notes:
Signatures: [par.]⁶ A-4P⁶ 4Q⁴.
First leaf is blank.
With engraved title page, signed: "Guliel Hole fecit".
Woodcut head-pieces and initials.
Pages 6, 7, 34, 713 misnumbered 4, 5, 43 and 317.
Each work has special t.p.; that for "Poetaster" is engraved.
Issued in large and small paper copies; the issues of both exist in mixed states. --Cf. Pforzheimer.
Leaf 3Ee3 missigned "Ee3"; 3L3 missigned "Kkk3".
Small paper copy: Engraved title page in 3 states, distinguished by imprint: A) LONDON printed by W: Stansby and are to be sould by Rich. Meighen. Ano D. 1616 (STC 14752); B) LONDON, Printed by William Stansby Ano D. 1616; C) Imprinted at London by Will. Stansby. Ano D. 1616 (the last two identified as STC 14751).
Title page for Euery man out of his humour (leaf G, p. [73]) in 4 states: A) Printed within border; imprint reads either: 1) LONDON, Printed by W. Stansby for I. Smithwicke. 1616 or 2) LONDON, Printed by William Stansby. 1616 and B) Printed without border; imprint reads either: 1) LONDON, Printed by WILLIAM STANSBY for Iohn Smithwicke. M.DC.XVI. or 2) LONDON, Printed by WILLIAM STANSBY. M.DC.XVCI.
G2.5 also in variant settings: 1) G2 recto signed: "By your true Honorer, BEN. IONSON"; line 6 on verso reads: "PVNTERVOLO"; G5 recto catchword is "Naked"; 2) G2 recto (misnumbered 81) signed: "By your honourer, BEN. IONSON"; line 6, verso: "PVNTARVOLO"; G5 recto catchword: "To".
Title page to "Cynthia's revels" (leaf P5, recto, p. [177]) in two states: 1) Printed in border; imprint: LONDON, Printed by W. Stansby, for M. Lownes. 1616; 2) Printed without border; imprint: LONDON, Printed by WILLIAM STANSBY, M.DC.XVI.
A continuation of the complete works, v. 2, was published in 1640, and an additional continuation with v. 2-3 was also published in the same year.
Local notes:
Library's copy: t.p. for Euery man out of his humour: state B1, Printed without border; imprint: LONDON, Printed by WILLIAM STANSBY for Iohn Smithwicke. M.DC.XVI.; G2, recto signed: "By your true Honorer, BEN. IONSON"; line 6 on verso: PVNTERVOLO; G5 recto catchword: "Naked"; t.p. for Cynthia's revels: without border; imprint: LONDON, Printed by WILLIAM STANSBY, M.DC.XVI.
Imperfect: first leaf (blank) wanting; leaf V5 torn without loss of text; plate (port.) detached.
Penn Provenance:
Burnham, Mr. (donor)
Castner, Mr. (donor)
Clark, Mr. (donor)
Dale, Mr. (donor)
Dickson, Mr. (donor)
Harrison, Mr. (donor)
Harvey, Mr. (donor)
Lea, Mr. (donor)
Milne, Mr. (donor)
Rosengarten, Mr. (donor)
Sellers, Mr. (donor)
Shipley, Mr. (donor)
Penn Chronology:
1616
Cited in:
STC (2nd ed.), 14751
ESTC S111817
Pforzheimer, 559
Contributor:
STC Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
9356006
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