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Excerpt from A Catalogue of the Early Edition of Shakespeares Plays: And of the Commentaries and Other Publications, Illustrative of His WorksThis little publication has been undertaken chiefly with a view of supplying the critic and student withMoreExcerpt from A Catalogue of the Early Edition of Shakespeares Plays: And of the Commentaries and Other Publications, Illustrative of His WorksThis little publication has been undertaken chiefly with a view of supplying the critic and student with the means of ascertaining at once what sources are available on any particular points of inquiry in Shakesperian criticism, and affording the latter a manual of bibliographical information which is indispensable to the attainment of any correct knowledge in that department of literature.Something of the same kind was undertaken by Mr. Wilson, and published in 1827- but, besides being very concise in the list of the early editions of the plays, it offers us no correct accounts of the different impressions. Moreover, the scarcity of this last mentioned work, and the rapid progress which this class of literature has made since its publication, are sufficient reasons for the present undertaking.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.