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    William Shakespear[e] & B.J. [Ben Johnson]. Group of Five Plays Sold by the Booksellers of London. London: printed for J. Tonson, and the rest of the proprietors; Booksellers in Town and Country, 1734 -[ca. 1730s]. B. J. [Ben Johnson]. Volpone: or, the Fox . A Comedy. London: Printed and Sold by the Booksellers of Town and Country, [no date but c.a. 1730s]. Twelvemo. (approximately 7 x 4 inches; 177.8 x 101.6 mm) . 96 pages. Illustrated with two woodcuts. No wrappers. Moderate edgewear, moderate dampstaining, moderate intermittent foxing, edges untrimmed with some chipping. Good.

    William Shakespear[e]. The Puritan: or the Widow of Watling-Street. London: J. Tonson and the rest of the proprietors; and sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster, 1734. Twelvemo. 60 pages. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece signed by Lud. Du Guernier and three woodcuts. Publisher's paper wrappers. Minor edgewear, lacking back wrapper, front wrapper has been folded back at some point, spine somewhat cracked. Moderate intermittent foxing and soiling, some ink notations throughout text. Very good. Though this title was also issued as a portion of "The Works of Shakespeare" volume eight (London: J. Tonson, 1735), the ETSC notes that the attribution of this title to William Shakespeare is incorrect and was later attributed to Wentworth Smith and Thomas Middleton. Jaggard, p. 462; ETSC T53695.

    The Tragedy of Locrine, The Eldest Son of King Brutus. London: J. Tonson and the rest of the proprietors; and sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster, 1734. Twelvemo. 59, [1, piracy warning for R. Walker] pages. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece signed and four woodcuts. Publisher's paper wrappers. Moderate edgewear, lacking back wrapper, front wrapper has been folded back and is partially detached, spine somewhat cracked. Moderate intermittent foxing and soiling, text faded on some pages throughout but still legible. Good. Though this title was also issued as a portion of "The Works of Shakespeare" volume eight (London: J. Tonson, 1735), the ETSC notes that the attribution of this title to William Shakespeare is incorrect and is likely attributed to Wentworth Smith or Charles Tilney. Jaggard, p. 378; ETSC T53697.

    The Life and Death of Thomas, Lord Cromwell. London: J. Tonson and the rest of the proprietors; and sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster, 1734. 12mo. [20], 45 pp. Including "Some Accounts of the Life, &c. of William Shakespeare" by Mr. Rowe. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece, title page ornament portrait of Shakespeare, full-page plate to [A1] verso, and three woodcuts. Publisher's paper wrappers. Moderate edgewear, spine somewhat cracked. Minor intermittent foxing and soiling. Very good. ETSC notes that this title is attributed to both William Shakespeare and Wentworth Smith. Jaggard, p. 470; ETSC T54710.

    A Yorkshire Tragedy . London: J. Tonson and the rest of the proprietors; and sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster, 1735. 12mo. 22 pp. Illustrated with copperplate frontispiece and three woodcuts. Publisher's paper wrappers. Minor edgewear, front wrapper with about 1-inch detached, front wrapper has been folded back at some point, spine somewhat cracked. Edges sprinkled, minor intermittent foxing. Very good. Though this title was also issued as a portion of "The Works of Shakespeare" volume eight (London: J. Tonson, 1735), the ETSC notes that the attribution of this title to William Shakespeare is incorrect. Jaggard, p. 494; ETSC T53696. Property from the Estate of Robert (Bobby) Palazzo, Westlake Village, CA.


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