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Author Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637.

Title The workes of Beniamin Jonson.

Published London : Printed by Will Stansby, 1616-40.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail SpC/RB  14E/22  v.1    NOT FOR LOAN
 UniM Bail SpC/RB  14E/23  v.2    NOT FOR LOAN
Uniform title Works.
Edition [1st folio ed., 1st collected ed.]
Physical description 2 volumes (1015 pages, 170 pages, 132 pages, 155 pages, 292 pages) ; 30 cm (folio)
Notes Each pt. (except "The forrest") has special t.p.
The second volume printed for Richard Meighen, London, 1640.
"Volume two divided into four parts, originally issued in two volumes... In this copy the parts are bound in the order: Part i, part iv, part iii, part ii. Although the parts are bound in different order from that of Pforzheimer, both volumes collate the same as Pforzheimer" -- accompanying bookseller notes.
"This set is complete according to Pforzheimer, with an exception to it being bound without the extremely rate initial blank in volume i" -- accompanying bookseller notes.
Numerous errors in pagination.
Contents v.1: Euery man in his humour -- Euery man out of his humour -- Cynthias reuels -- Poetaster -- Seianus -- Volpone, or, The foxe -- Epicoene, or, The silent woman -- The alchemist -- Catiline -- Epigrammes -- The forrest -- Part of the kings entertainment in passing to his coronation -- Panegyre -- Masques at court -- v.2: Bartholmew Fayre. 1631. -- The Staple of Newes. 1631. -- The Divell is an Asse. 1631. -- Horace, his Art of Poetrie, made English. 1640 -- The English Grammar. 1640 -- Timber: or, Discoveries. 1641 -- The Magnetick Lady. 1640 -- A Tale of a Tub. 1640 -- The sad Shepherd. 1641 -- Timber: or, Discoveries. 1641 -- Under-woods. Consisting of divers Poems. 1640 -- Mortimer his Fall. 1640.
Notes STC 14751, 14754
Pforzheimer 559, 600.
Summary "The first Jonson folio of 1616, printed and published by William Stansby and sold through bookseller Richard Meighen, contained nine plays, all previously published, plus two works of non-dramatic poetry, thirteen masques, and six "entertainments." Two folio collections of Jonsonian works were issued in 1640-41. The first, printed by Richard Bishop for Andrew Crooke, was a 1640 reprint of the 1616 folio with corrections and emendations; it has sometimes been termed "the second edition of the first folio." The second volume was edited by Jonson's literary executor Sir Kenelm Digby, and published by Richard Meighen, in co-operation with Chetwinde. That volume contained later works, most of them unpublished or uncollected previously-six plays (including the three printed in 1631), two of them incomplete, and fifteen masques, plus miscellaneous pieces. In the Digby/Meighen volume-identified on its title page as "the Second Volume" of Jonson's works-the varying dates (1631, 1640, 1641) in some of the texts, and what editor William Savage Johnson once called "irregularity in contents and arrangement in different copies," have caused significant confusion"--wikipedia.
Local note SpC/RB copy with the book label of Estelle Doheny, and the armorial bookplate of Alfred and Rosalind Littleton. Both volumes are uniformly bound by Francis Bedford in 19th-century full speckled calf.
Other author Stansby, William, active 1597-1638, printer.
Variant Title Workes of Benjamin Jonson.
Works of Benjamin Jonson
Ben Jonson's workes
Local author Doheny, Estelle, 1875-1958 Former owner.
Bedford, Francis, 1799-1883. Binder.
Littleton, Rosalind. Former owner
Littleton, Alfred. Former owner