Shakespeare, William - notes on

Scope and Content

A notebook containing information about early editions of Shakespeare, collected from various sources. On the flyleaf is a note signed by F.J. Burgoyne, Librarian, Lambeth Library, stating that "This MS. from page 19 is in the handwriting of John Payne Collier." (Collier (1789-1883) was a Shakespeare scholar with a reputation for forgery.)

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Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by J Caudwell.

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Custodial History

With the bookplate of John Poynder (1779-1849); and another bearing the motto "sub robore virtus". Two notes on the fly-leaf, in the same hand: "Bought at Poynder's sale [1850] for £1. Bought at Mr. Halliwell's sale of Shakespeariana May 23rd 1856 for £1--8."