Shakespeare First Folio facsimile engraving by John Swaine
SR OS 37 (8300002X). Shakespeare First Folio, 1623. Mr. VVilliam Shakespeares comedies, histories, & tragedies. Published according to the true originall copies. Editors dedication signed: Iohn Heminge. Henry Condell. Printed at the charges of W. Iaggard, Ed. Blount, I. Smithweeke, and W. Aspley. 1623.
The Binding is 1/2 calf with marbled paper boards, probably bound for Robert Bell Wheler before c.1850. This First Folio was acquired by Robert Bell Wheler (1785-1857) c.1820; it was bequeathed to his sister Miss Anne Wheler, who donated it to the Shakespeare Museum in 1862.
This fragmentary copy is recorded in the Lee Census 143, Class IIIB; West No. 38; Introductory pages are missing. Lacks 65 leaves incl. preliminaries, Tempest, Othello, parts of Two Gentlemen of Verona, Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, Cymbeline; 12 shorter leaves introduced from other copies(?); facsimile portrait engraved by John Swaine; several leaves misbound; minor tears repaired; some MS. ink marginal notes.
Frontispiece, facsimile portrait engraved by John Swaine
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Seven Ages of Man
Seven Ages of Man. Artwork depicting a male human at seven stages of development. In his play As You Like It, William Shakespeare called these the Seven Ages of Man. They are, from far left: infant, school-boy, lover, soldier, legal justice, pantaloon and second childhood (old age)
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Adolescent, Adult, Age, Ageing, Aging, All The Worlds A Stage, Anatomy, Art Work, As You Like It, Baby, Biological, Biology, Caucasian, Child, Concept, Conceptual, Crawling, Developing, Development, Elderly, Growing, Human, Human Body, Illustration, Imagery, Infant, Male, Man, Old, People, Person, Seven Ages Of Man, Stage, Walking, White, William Shakespeare, Youth
Shakspeare's Jug, 1844. Creator: Unknown
Shakspeare's Jug, 1844. An accredited relic of Shakespeare. The accompanying details are from a handbill, printed by Mr, Bennett, of Tewkesbury: "This Jug is of cream-coloured earthenware, about nine inches in height, and sixteen round in the largest part, and somewhat in the shape of a modern coffee-pot. It is divided longitudinally into eight compartments, each horizontally subdivided; and within these the principal deities of the Grecian Mythology are represented in rather bold relief. Jupiter and Juno, Bacchus, Diana, Mercury, Apollo, Mars, &c.. are, all plainly distinguishable by their thrones, chariots, or characteristic animal attendants. To preserve the interior from dust, and the rim from accident, a silver top and edging were added about forty years ago, with a small medallion of Shakspeare upon it, inscribed "William Shakspeare, at the age of 40". From "Illustrated London News", 1844, Vol V
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