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A catalogue of old quarto plays

Egerton, Thomas bookseller.

A catalogue of old quarto plays

including the greatest part of those printed from the year MDLXVI. to the beginning of the year MDCC. ... which are now selling-1790, ... by Thomas and John Egerton, at the Military-Library, Whitehall. ...

by Egerton, Thomas bookseller.

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Edition Notes

ContributionsEgerton, John, d. 1795.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination22,[2]p.
Number of Pages22
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19090059M

The term quarto is used to describe a page or book size. A printed sheet is made with four pages of text on each side, and the page is folded twice, and cut to fit inside the binding. 4 leaves, or 8 pages of text are created this is one of several standard sizes of books, including folio, octavo, and duodecimo. Traditionally, books printed in this form are large and squarish, near A census of Shakespeare's plays in quarto, 3/ 5 The great book-collectors 3 / 5 Guide to the manuscripts and printed books exhibited in celebration of the tercentenary of the authorized version / /5(4).

The full-color book is actually the “Catalogue” that accompanied the museum exhibit at Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford, which finished its run there last month, and will move to. rare books at big prices; a great collection of shakespeare editions. folios and quartos under the hammer--a first folio for over $2,twenty quartos.

Shakespeare’s plays began to be printed in , probably with his tragedy Titus Andronicus. This appeared as a small, cheap pamphlet called a quarto because of the way it was printed. Eighteen of Shakespeare’s plays had appeared in quarto editions by the time of his death in Another three plays were printed in quarto before “Ah,” said the little quarto, with a heavy sigh, “I see how it is; these modern scribblers have superseded all the good old authors. I suppose nothing is read now-a-days but Sir Philip Sydney’s Arcadia, Sackville’s stately plays, and Mirror for Magistrates, or the fine-spun euphuisms of the ‘unparalleled John Lyly.”’


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Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for a Catalogue of Old Quarto Plays Including The Egerton- at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products. Quarto as format. A quarto (from Latin quārtō, ablative form of quārtus, fourth) is a book or pamphlet made up of one or more full sheets of paper on which 8 pages of text were printed, which were then folded two times to produce four leaves.

Each leaf of a quarto book thus represents one fourth the size of the original sheet. Each group of 4 leaves (called a "gathering" or "quire") could.

White Lion Street. Spring Catalogue The Quarto Group. The Quarto Group Spring Catalogue Islington, London N1 9PF T: A catalogue of old quarto plays: including the greatest part of those printed from the year MDLXVI.

to the beginning of the year MDCC. also, Several Treatises relating to the Stage ; and various tracts On Dramatic Criticism and Biography ; which are now selling, (at the Prices printed in the Catalogue) by Thomas and John Egerton, at the Military-Library, Whitehall.

Get this from a library. A catalogue of old quarto plays, including the greatest part of those printed from the year MDLXVI. to the beginning of the year MDCC. which are now selling by Thomas and John Egerton, at the Military-Library, Whitehall.

[Thomas Egerton, (Bookseller); John Egerton]. A manuscript catalogue compiled by Edward Capell, one of Garrick's closest friends, does still survive.

Entitled A catalogue of plays; the collection of David Garrick Esq, its creation was first proposed inand it formed the basis by which British Museum staff could identify what was missing when the collection came into their possession.

A library catalog (or library catalogue in British English) is a register of all bibliographic items found in a library or group of libraries, such as a network of libraries at several locations. A bibliographic item can be any information entity (e.g., books, computer files, graphics, realia, cartographic materials, etc.) that is considered library material (e.g., a single novel in an.

Format. A folio (from Latin foliō, abl. of folium, leaf) is a book or pamphlet made up of one or more full sheets of paper, on each sheet of which four pages of text are printed, two on each side; each sheet is then folded one time to produce two leaf of a folio book thus is one half the size of the original sheet.

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The folio format makes for a large, prestigious book, which has to be bound; quarto is half the size, suitable for a paperback edition.

That was the format in which a number of Shakespeare's plays had been printed, during and after his lifetime, and the Collected Plays (as we would say) came out inseven years after his death. Charlton Heston, demonstrating his Shakespearean chops in Planet of the Apes.

Although both editions can be found in several institutions in the US Author: Rebecca Rego Barry. View the digital editions of 21 plays by Shakespeare printed in quarto, Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and the Gutenberg Bible.

Images of the pages and text of the First Folio as well as some of the quarto versions, can be found in the Folger Library’s Luna database, and the text of both folio and quarto versions of the plays can be easily found with a web search using search terms such as “ Hamlet Quarto pdf” or similar.

So, next question. Shakespeare-Quarto Merry Library of Windsor, the First Quarto (Classic Reprint) [William Griggs] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The earliest notice we have of this play occurs in the books of the Stationers Company: 18 Jan. THE. QUARTO GROUP becker&mayer! kids, Seattle.

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