Stolne and Surreptitious Copies A Comparative Study of Shakespeare’s Bad Quartos

Hart, Alfred


Edition: 1st Edition
Date Published: 1942
Size: 8vo

A study of the relationship between Shakespeare’s First Folio as published by Heminge and Condell in 1623 and the so-called ‘Stolne and Surreptitious’ copies of Shakespeare in circulation before that publication date; “…as where before you were abus’d with diverse stolen and surreptitious copies, maimed, and deformed by the frauds and stealths of injurious imposters, that expos’d them” – Heminge and Condell in their message to “To the Great Variety of Readers” prefacing the First Folio; chapters on the plots of the bad folios, vocabularies, style, verse structure, rhymed lines, etc; former owner’s name-label to front pastedown, small worn patch front pastedown, small bookshop stamp to front endpaper, former owner’s name to prelims, o.w. Very Good throughout; dustwrapper edgeworn and rubbed, worn patch to foot of spine, loss to head and tail of spine, spine browned, small dampstain to front near spine, price clipped.

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