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Book Name:
Third Folio
Full Title:
Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, histories, and tragedies. Published according to the true original copies. The third impression. And unto this impression is added seven playes, never before printed in folio. Viz. Pericles Prince of Tyre, The London prodigall, The History of Thomas Ld. Cromwell, Sir John Oldcastle Lord Cobham, The Puritan Widow, A York-shire tragedy, The tragedy of Locrine. London, Printed for P.C., 1664.
London: Chetwinde, Philip, 1664


22The Tempest
41The Two Gentlemen of Verona
60The Merry Wives of Windsor
84Measure for Measure
108The Comedy of Errors
124Much Ado About Nothing
145Love's Labor's Lost
168A Midsummer Night's Dream
186The Merchant of Venice
208As You Like It
231The Taming of the Shrew
253All's Well That Ends Well
278Twelfth Night
300The Winter's Tale
330King John
352Richard the Second
375Henry IV, Part 1
401Henry IV, Part 2
430Henry V
457Henry VI, Part 1
481Henry VI, Part 2
508Henry VI, Part 3
534Richard the Third
566Henry VIII
594Troilus and Cressida
653Titus Andronicus
675Romeo and Juliet
700Timon of Athens
722Julius Caesar
796King Lear
853Antony and Cleopatra
934The London Prodigal
950Thomas Lord Cromwell
966The History of Sir John Oldcastle
984The Puritan
1004A Yorkshire Tragedy
1011The Tragedy of Locrine

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Copy Comments:
This, the third, issue occurs with the date 1663 or 1664, and some of the 1663 printings do not contain the seven spurious plays. The third folio is extremely rare, because a large number of copies were destroyed in the great fire of London in 1666. It is, in fact, rarer than the First Folio. This copy had been purchased by the Trustees in January, 1964. The first 8 leaves are missing and have been supplied in facsimile. A few corners at the beginning have also been repaired by facsimiles. There is a ms. note at the end, dated Feb. 16th, 1693: "The binding of this booke cost 5d. . . ."