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 version to be ready from a very new transcript from the surviving Folio and Quartos instead of a marked-up reproduction of the former version, and therefore he inaugurated a brand new course in textual modifying of Shakespeare's paintings. In 1779 Capell gave away the library of books utilized in the guidance of his variation, and the main worthy 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 well known bibliographer and expert in early smooth drama, W. W. Greg, who grew to become Librarian of Trinity in 1907. It deals a desirable perception into Capell's assets and techniques.
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R. , R. N. , and R. N. Various parts have separate titlepages, and more dedicatory verses, etc. At sig. 2G1 begins ' A Briefe Index, explaining most of the hardest words', preceding the 'History of Judith'. On I 4T is a woodcut of Eden, and after 3H 1 is inserted a folding plate facing the titlepage of the ' Posthumi'. Mr Hazlitt (H. 171) supposes that the first edition appeared in 1593, but only separate portions are known of this, or of the 1598-99 edition. The earliest of which complete copies survive is that of 1605-7.
Collation : A-L8, unpaged. Epistle dedicatory from H. G. to William Rice, dated Mar. 6, 1566. Verses to the reader. Argument. Translated from the fifth book of the ' Philocolo'. The first edition appeared under the title ' A Pleasant disport' &c, in 1567. The present edition is the fourth that is known. Both H. Grantham and H. Gifford have been suggested as the translator. Sinker 1093. BM 239. BODENHAM, JOHN. Bel-vede're or the Garden of the Muses. Quern referent Musae viuet dum robora tellus, Dum ccelum Stellas, dum vehet amnis aquas.
Lenuoye' in verse. At sig. E6 occurs a separate titlepage ' The secode volume of Fabyans cronycle, conteynynge the cronycles of England & of Fraunce from the begynnyng of the reygne of Kynge Richarde the fyrste, vntyll the xxxii. ', without imprint, within the same border. Table of contents. ' Prologue'. Lists of the Wards of London and the parish churches within and without the city. The whole of vol. ii, which has fresh pagination, is headed 'The seuenth part'. The collation given above follows that in Dr Sinker's catalogue, but there is strong reason to suppose that we should assume that E6 was blank and that vol.