2008

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0303  Tuesday, 20 May 2008

From:		William Sutton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:		Monday, 19 May 2008 14:36:48 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 19.0300 Extant Copies of the Q1609 Sonnets
Comment:	Re: SHK 19.0300 Extant Copies of the Q1609 Sonnets

Hardy, thanks very much for your LONG note it prompted me to go find the 
different facsimiles and so far there are four different e-versions 
linked to copies of Q1609 Sonnets:

The Bodleian: Malone 34
(http://www.rarebookroom.org/Control/shaluc2/index.html),

The British Library: Greville 11181
(http://www.rarebookroom.org/Control/shason/index.html),

The 
Huntington,(http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/facsimile/book/UC_Q1_Son),

and

The Folger
(http://www.library.utoronto.ca/utel/ret/shakespeare/1609int4.html)

So that takes care of collating the Aspley Imprint.

Now the Wright imprint...

However, the tally remains according to Hardy's site:

'We cannot determine how many copies were printed, but thirteen are extant:

     Aspley Imprint

    1. British Museum (Greville 11181)
    2. Bodleian Library (Malone 34)
    3. The Huntington Library (Chalmers-Bridgewater)
    4. Folger Library (Jolley-Utterson-Tite-Locker-Lampson)

     Wright Imprint

    1. The Bodleian Library (Caldecott, Malone 886)
    2. The British Museum (B. H. Bright, C.21.c.44)
    3. The John Rylands Library (Farmer-Earl Spencer)
    4. The Elizabethan Club, Yale (Bentinck-Huth)
    5. The Huntington Library 
(Luttrell-Steevens-Roxburghe-Daniel-Griswold-Church)
    6. The Folger Library (Sir Henry St. John Mildmay)
    7. S. W. Rosenbach's private library (Lord Caledon)


     Without Title Page

    1. The Trinity College, Cambridge, Library (Capell Collection)
    2. The Harvard University Library (W. A. White)

(Cf. Rollins 2.1-2) '

If anyone has a link to online facsimiles of the Title-Pages of the 
published Quartos I'd be grateful for some pointers.

Cheers,
Will

[Editor Note: I do not know of any more links, but Elizabethan Club 
edition of Shakespeare's Poems (New Haven: Yale University Press for the 
Elizabethan Club, 1964) contains a copy of the Wright imprint number 4: 
The Elizabethan Club, Yale (Bentinck-Huth). -HMC]

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