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James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820–1889) was an enthusiastic collector of books on Shakespeare (including nearly all the pre-1660 editions) and a respected and prolific scholar of Elizabethan literature. His extensive collection is now housed at Edinburgh University Library. This volume contains a selection of his early writings and includes: 'A catalogue of the early editions of Shakespeare's plays and of the commentaries and other publications illustrative of his works' (1841); 'An account of the only known manuscript of Shakespeare's plays, comprising some important variations and corrections in the Merry Wives of Windsor' (1843); 'An introduction to Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream' (1841); 'On the character of Sir John Falstaff, as originally exhibited by Shakespeare in the two parts of King Henry IV' (1841); 'Curiosities of Modern Shakespearian Criticism' (1853); 'Observations on some of the manuscript emendations of the text of Shakespeare and are they copyright?' (1853).
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- Date Published: July 2009
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108000024
- length: 288 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm
- weight: 0.37kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
2. An account of the only known manuscript of Shakespeare's plays
3. An introduction to Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream
4. On the character of Sir John Falstaff, as originally exhibited by Shakespeare in the two parts of King Henry IV
5. Curiosities of modern Shakesperian criticism
6. Observations on some of the manuscript emendations of the text of Shakespeare and are they copyright?
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