A Index to the Remarkable passages and Words made Use of by Shakspeare; Calculated to Point Out the Different Meanings to Which the Words are Applied. By the Rev. Samuel Ayscough, F.S.A. Samuel Rev Ayscough.
A Index to the Remarkable passages and Words made Use of by Shakspeare; Calculated to Point Out the Different Meanings to Which the Words are Applied. By the Rev. Samuel Ayscough, F.S.A...
A Index to the Remarkable passages and Words made Use of by Shakspeare; Calculated to Point Out the Different Meanings to Which the Words are Applied. By the Rev. Samuel Ayscough, F.S.A...

A Index to the Remarkable passages and Words made Use of by Shakspeare; Calculated to Point Out the Different Meanings to Which the Words are Applied. By the Rev. Samuel Ayscough, F.S.A...

London: John Stockdale, 1790. First edition. Tall 8vo, 672pp, 8pp adverts which most interestingly include detailed advertisements for the 2nd & 3rd editions of Gov. Arthur Phillip's "The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany-Bay". The details include the price and the complete list of engravings, which in the 2nd edition are 55 plates, and the 3rd edition with 20 plates. Also a note "N.B. A few of the first Edition, with fine Impressions, and the Natural History, beautifully coloured, may be had of Mr. Stockdale, price 2 l. 12 s 6d. in boards." Phillip was the 1st governor of the penal colony at Botany Bay in New South Wales, Australia. We would all love to take advantage of Mr. Stockdale's offer of colored copies of Philip at 2 l. 12 s. 6d! Orig. full diced calf, spine decorated with 6 compartments decorated with black and gilt, slightly rubbed at edges and marked by a handsome original copy, very crisp internally. First edition of the FIRST MAJOR SHAKESPEARE INDEX/ CONCORDANCE, by the assistant librarian at the British Museum, once dubbed "The Prince of Indexers". Originally issued with Stockdale's 1790 two volume 8vo edition of Shakespeare's plays. Item #8249

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