Capell’s Shakespeariana: Catalogue of the Books Presented by by Walter Wilson Greg

By Walter Wilson Greg

Edward Capell (1713-1781) released his landmark version of Shakespeare's works in ten volumes in the course of 1767-8. It was once the 1st variation to be ready from a very new transcript from the surviving Folio and Quartos instead of a marked-up replica of the former variation, and hence he inaugurated a brand new course in textual enhancing of Shakespeare's paintings. In 1779 Capell gave away the library of books utilized in the guidance of his version, and the main necessary a part of the gathering, comprising 245 volumes together with his copies of the quartos, went to Trinity collage. Capell insisted his books have been stored jointly, and they're nonetheless within the Wren Library on the collage. This catalogue was once ready in 1903 through the popular bibliographer and professional in early glossy drama, W. W. Greg, who grew to become Librarian of Trinity in 1907. It deals a desirable perception into Capell's assets and strategies.

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D . L I I . Cum priuilegio ad imprimendum solum. [Colophon] Imprinted at London by Rycharde Kele, dwellynge in Lombarde strete nere vnto the stockes market at the sygne of the Egle. Anno. LII. 23. %. 8°. (Six 3f). *. 5- Title within woodcut border with the initials N. H. printed in a compartment at the foot. Collation : A-K8, folios numbered. ' The Prologue of the Author'. A collection of Latin quotations with translations and explanations in English. At the end an alphabetical table. The first edition appeared in 1539, the present is the second.

Second edition, the first having appeared in 1646. DANETT, THOMAS. The Historie of Philip de Commines.. COMMINES, Philippe de. DANIEL, 1596 See SAMUEL. The Whole Workes of Samuel Daniel Esquire in Poetrie. London, Printed by Nicholas Okes, for Simon Waterson, and are to be sold at his shoppe in Paules Church-yard, at the Signe of the Crowne. 1623. 40. ( 6 | x 5|). S. 25. Collation: 2 leaves unsigned, A-C*D-QSR*2A-2S82T8, A-M8N4, paged. blank) and E 4 in the 'Civil Wars'. The two preliminary leaves (here misplaced after signature A) contain the general titlepage and an epistle dedicatory to Prince Charles signed by Iohn Daniel, brother of the author, who superintended the edition.

P. 7. Titlepage and advertisement on two leaves prefixed after the author's death in 1757. The Sixth Edition, with Additions 1 follows, with the same date and imprint. First published as 'A Supplement to Mr. Warburton's Edition of Shakspeare' in 1747. ELDER, JOHN. Historia Maioris Britanniae, tam Anglig q. Scotig, per Ioanne Maiorem, nomine quidem Scotum, professione autem Theologum, e veterum monumentis concinnata. Venundatur Iodoco Badio A scensio. [Colophon] Ex officina A scensiana ad Idus Aprilis .

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