SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. 1564-1616. K. Henry IV. With the humours of Sir John Falstaff. A Tragi-comedy. London: Printed for R.W. and Sold by John Deeve, 1700.

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SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. 1564-1616.
K. Henry IV. With the humours of Sir John Falstaff. A Tragi-comedy. London: Printed for R.W. and Sold by John Deeve, 1700.

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SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. 1564-1616.
K. Henry IV. With the humours of Sir John Falstaff. A Tragi-comedy. London: Printed for R.W. and Sold by John Deeve, 1700.
4to (212 x 163 mm). Modern paneled calf, Custom black cloth box. Repairs and ownership stamp to title, light browning and soiling.
Provenance: John Brown (ownership stamp dated 1756); Mary Hyde [Viscountess Eccles] (bookplate; her sale, Christie's New York, April 14, 2004, lot 95); Ralph Vallone, Jr. (bookplate).

NINTH EDITION and the first edition of Thomas Betterton's adaptation. Abridged and—as printed on the title page—"Revived, with Alterations" by Betterton (1635-1710). In his time, Betterton was the preeminent actor and theater manager in England. Wing S-2928.
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SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. 1564-1616. K. Henry IV. With the humours of Sir John Falstaff. A Tragi-comedy. London: Printed for R.W. and Sold by John Deeve, 1700.
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