Shelf locator: *KC+ 1623 (Shakespeare, W. Mr. VVilliam Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies) [Copy 1]
Content: Author's portrait on t.p., engraved by Martin Droeshout, in the third state.
Content: Colophon: Printed at the Charges of W. Jaggard, Ed. Blount,I. Smithweeke, and W. Aspley, 1623.
Content: Copy 1: Binding, by Bedford, of red straight-grained morocco, gilt.
Content: Copy 1: For full collation by signatures and pages, including listing of errors, cf. also Greg W.W. The Shakespeare first folio. Oxford, 1955. p. 436-438; Hinman,C. The printing ... of the first folio. Oxford, 1963. v. 1,p. 30-35; and staement laid in each copy.
Content: Copy 1: Imperfect: first prelim. leaf slightly mutilated (a few letters supplied in ms.) and inlaid.
Content: Copy 1: Lenox Collection.
Content: Copy 1: With autograph of R. Chapell.
Content: Copy 2: Binding, by Riviere & son, of purple morocco, gilt,in the style of Mearne.
Content: Copy 2: Imperfect: first prelim. leaf slightly mutilated (a few letters supplied in ms.); t.p. mutilated (about half of the port. and most, if not all, of the imprint restored)
Content: Copy 2: The Mary S. Harkness copy.
Content: Copy 2: With autograph, above colophon, of John Thomas Waller, 1772(?)
Content: Copy 3: Binding, by Charles Lewis, of brown calf, gilt; rebacked.
Content: Copy 3: Prelim. leaf 1 inlaid; followed by a complete leaffrom another copy. T.p. inlaid; preceded by an inlaid t.p.from another copy on which the date reads 1622 because thetail of the 3 has been cut away. Also bound in is a facsimile of the t.p. portrait, signed: Fs by I[ohn] H[arris]
Content: Copy 3: The John Lichfield--James Baker copy.
Content: Copy 3: Variant copies of sig. R₁ and R₆ (before proof correction.--cf. Hinman, I, 261-262) are bound in after the correct leaves.
Content: Copy 4: Binding of tan calf, gilt, with supra-libros (Grenville arms with ducal coronet and garter) presumably of Richard Grenville, 1st duke of Buckingham, 1776-1839; rebacked.
Content: Copy 4: Imperfect: prelim. leaf 1 wanting, verses from a copy of the 1632 folio; t.p. mutilated, first line apparently supplied from another copy.
Content: Copy 4: The Astor library copy.
Content: Copy 5: Binding, by R. De Coverly, of red morocco, gilt.
Content: Copy 5: Imperfect: prelim. leaves and last three leaves wanting, supplied in facsimile (tailpiece signed: FS by JHarris)
Content: Copy 5: Sig. q₄b and pp₅a are in the uncorerected state.--cf. Hinman, I, 275 and 302. Sig. ss₃a; col. 2, line 21: ... H e dis. /
Content: Copy 5: The Tilden copy.
Ownership: Astor Copy 4.
Ownership: Lenox Copy 1 and 3.
Ownership: No acc. Copy 2.
Content: Sig. ss₃a (p. 309), col. 2, line 21: ... He dis. /
Ownership: Tilden Copy 5.
Extent: 9 p. l., 303 p.; 232 [i.e. 264] p.; 15 l., 993 [i.e. 292] p. port. 34 cm. (fol.)