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Shakespeare Through the Ages

Selected Primary Resources

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These selected books relating to the works of William Shakespeare represent some of the resources for the study of English literature that can be found in Special Collections. The Library's printed holdings are cataloged in the Library of Congress Classification System, and may be searched in the Library's online catalog, DELCAT

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Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616 and Fletcher, John, 1579-1625.

Comedies and Tragedies. London: Printed for Humphrey Robinson, at the three Pidgeons, and for Humphrey Moseley at the Princes Armes in St. Pauls Church-yard, 1647.

LOCATION: Morris Library - Special Collections (Folio PR 2420 1647)


Douce, Francis, 1757-1834.

Illustrations of Shakespeare, and of ancient manners: with dissertations on the clowns and fools of Shakspeare, on the collection of popular tales entitled Gesta Romanorum, and on the English Morris dance. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1807.

LOCATION: Morris Library - Special Collections (PR 3004 .D6x 1807)


Grey, Zachary, 1688-1766.

Critical, historical, and explanatory notes on Shakespeare: with emendations of the text and metre. London: Printed for the author and sold by R. Manby, 1754.

LOCATION: Morris Library - Special Collections (PR 3070 .G8)


Hall, Edward, d. 1547.

The union of the two noble and illustre famelies of Lancastre and Yorke. [London: Imprinted by Richard Grafton] 1550.

LOCATION: Morris Library - Special Collections (Folio DA 332 .H22 1550)


Holinshed, Raphael, d. 1580?

The chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland. [London: s.n. 1587]

LOCATION: Morris Library - Special Collections (Folio DA 130 .H73 1587)


Jonson, Ben 1573?-1637.

The Workes of Beniamin Jonson. [London]: Imprinted at London by Will Stansby, 1616.

LOCATION: Morris Library - Special Collections (Folio PR 2600 .C16 1616)


Scenes from The Winter's Tale. London: Day and Son, Ltd. [1866].

LOCATION: Morris Library - Special Collections (Folio PR 2883 .S28 1866)


Shakespeare,William, 1564-1616.

Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. London: Printed by Tho. Cotes, for John Smethwick, and are to be sold at his shop in Saint Dunstans Church-yard, 1632.

LOCATION: Morris Library - Special Collections (Folio PR 2751 .A2 1632)


Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.

Twenty of the plays of Shakespeare: being the whole number printed in quarto during his life-time, or before the restoration. London, Printed for J. and R. Tonson, 1766.

LOCATION: Morris Library - Special Collections (PR 2752 .S8 1766)


Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.

The plays and poems of William Shakespeare. Philadelphia: Bioren & Madan, 1795-96.

LOCATION: Morris Library - Special Collections (PR 2752 .J7 1795)


Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.

The dramatic works of Shakspeare. London: Printed by W. Bulmer and co., for John and Josiah Boydell, G. and W. Nicol, 1802.

LOCATION: Morris Library - Special Collections (Folio+ PR 2752 .S8 1802)


Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.

The plays of William Shakespeare: with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators. Philadelphia: Conrad; Baltimore: Conrad, Lucas, 1805-09.

LOCATION: Morris Library - Special Collections (PR 2752 .R3 1809)


Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.

Shakespeare's plays: with his life. New York: Harper & brothers, 1847.

LOCATION: Morris Library - Special Collections (PR 2753 .V6 1847)


Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.

The first part of Henry the Fourth. San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1961.

LOCATION: Morris Library - Special Collections (Folio PR 2810 .A2 G7 1961)


Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.

Othello. [Northampton, Mass.: Gehenna Press], 1973.

LOCATION: Morris Library - Special Collections (Folio+ Z 232 .G2956 O85x 1973)


Stow, John, 1525?-1605.

Annales, or, A generall chronicle of England. Londini: Impensis Richardi Meighen, 1631.

LOCATION: Morris Library - Special Collections (Folio DA 130 .S89)


Stow, John, 1525?-1605.

A svrvay of London : contayning the originall, antiquity, increase, moderne estate, and description of that citie written in the yeare 1598. London: Imprinted by Iohn Wolfe, Printer to the honorable citie of London, and are to be sold at his shop within the Popes head Alley in Lombard street, 1598.

LOCATION: Morris Library - Special Collections (DA 680 .S87 1598)


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