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printer. The Poetaster has two title-pages, one engraved, one printed. Some of the title-pages have ‘Printed by Wm. Stansby for somebody. Every Man Out of his Humor, e.g., has 'Printed by Wm. Stansby for Iohn Smithwicke.
This collation is made from a copy in the library of Yale University in New Haven.
III. THE | WORKES | OF | Benjamin Jonson. | [Quotation same as in i616] LONDON. | Printed by I Richard Bishop, , and are to be sold by | Andrew Crooke. | in S. Paules, | church-yard | Ano D. 1640. |
Collation: A-L111, in sixes, including a portrait: A (with the Epigrams)—T in sixes.
The title-page is the 1616 engraving by Hole with changed imprint. (Cf. II.)
The Alchemist begins page (523) recto (Yya), and ends page 591 Eee, recto (verso blank). (Yy.) is title-page as follows: THE | ALCHEMIST. | A Comedy. | Acted in the yeere 1610. By the | Kings MAIESTIES | SERVANTS, | With the allowance of the Master of REVELLS. | The Author B. 7. | LUCRET. |
-petere inde coronam, | Vnde priùs nulli velarint tempora Mufæ. | LONDON, | Printed by RICHARD BISHOP. | M. DC. XL. | Device of a satyr's head above the imprint. (Yya), title-page as given: verso blank, (Yy), dedication : on the verso, The Persons of the Play,' THE SCENE London,' and names of comedians. (Yy), the argument, prolog: on the verso, prolog completed and play begins. (Yya) verso—-Eee, (verso blank), the play. Eeez, title-page of Catiline.
Collation made from copy in library of Professor William Lyon Phelps in New Haven. This copy lacks title-page, portrait, and several following leaves. The general titlepage is from copy in the New York City Library.
IV. THE | WORKS | OF | BEN JONSON, | Which were formerly Printed in Two Volumes, | are now Reprinted in One. To which is added | A COMEDY, CALLED THE NEW INN. With Additions never before Published.
-neque, me ut miretur turba laboro: 1
Contentus paucis lectoribus. LONDON, | Printed by Thomas Hodgkin, for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, T. Bassett, R. Chiswell, M. Wotton, G. Conyers, MDCXCII.
Folio. With a portrait by Elder. Printed in double columns.
Collation : five leaves preceding B, the second signatured Ag. B—(Bbbbb) in fours. The Leges Conviviales etc., two leaves.
The Alchemist begins page 209 recto Ee, and ends page 236 Hh, verso.
Collation made from copy in library of Yale University in New Haven 1.
V. THE | WORKS | OF | BEN. JOHNSON. | VOLUME the SECOND. | CONTAINING, SEJANUS his Fall. The Silent WOMAN. VOLPONE, or the Fox. The ALCHYMIST. | LONDON: | Printed for 3. Walthoe, M. Wotton, 7. Nicholson, | 7. Sprint, G. Conyers, B. Tooke, D. Midwinter, 1 T. Ballard, B. Cowse, 7. Tonson, and W. Innys. / MDCCXVII. |
Collation : title-page, and frontispiece to Sejanus, two leaves. B-Ff in eights.
The Alchemist begins page (347) recto (2.), and ends page 448 (Ff) verso. The type changes twice, beginning with page 426, and again with page 442; each time to a smaller size.
1 For further information about the early folios see article by Brinsley Nicholson in Notes and Queries, 4th Ser., vol. V, pp. 574-5, June 18, 1870 ; W. C. Hazlitt, Bib. Coll. and Notes, and Ser., 1882; and the catalog of the Huth Library.
This is volume two of an edition of Jonson's works in six
I am unable to account for the peculiarities of this
Collation made from copy in library of Yale University
VI. THE | WORKS | OF | BEN. JONSON. IN
-Neque me ut miretur turba laboro, |
Octavo. The plates by Lud. Du Guernier of the edition
THE | WORKS | OF | BEN. JONSON. | VOLUME
Collation: two leaves. A-(CC) in eights.
The Alchemist begins page (1) recto A, and ends page
Collation made from copy in library of Yale Univer-
VII. THE | Dramatic Works | OF | BEN JON-
Royal octavo. Printed in double columns.
Collation: five leaves. 6—(f2) in fours. B-4Y in fours.
Portrait of Ben Jonson facing title, inscribed 'Gerard
The Alchemist begins page (327) recto (Tt), and ends
VIII. THE WORKS OF | BEN JONSON, | IN
The Muses' fairest light in no dark time; /
Collation: two leaves. B, four leaves. C-Mm in eights. N, three leaves.
The Alchemist begins page (1) recto B, and ends page 192 (0.) verso.
Facing the title-page in volume one is a portrait of Ben Jonson inscribed 'W. Behnes delin. J. Fittler A.R.A. sculpt.'
IX. THE WORKS OF | Ben Ionson | WITH NOTES CRITICAL AND EXPLANATORY | AND A BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR | BY W. GIFFORD ESQ. | WITH INTRODUCTION AND APPENDICES BY | LIEUT.-COL. F. CUNNINGHAM | IN NINE VOLUMES | VOL. IV. | LONDON | BICKERS AND SON | HENRY SOTHERAN AND Co. | 1875 |
The Alchemist begins page (1) recto B, and ends page 181 (N3) (verso blank).
Opposite the title-page are the verses from Cleveland which appear on the title-page of the 1816 edition, as given above.
In vol. I facing the title-page is a portrait of Ben Jonson inscribed 'Gerard Honthorst. H. Robinson.'
Description and Criticism of the Editions The Alchemist, tho acted in 1610 and entered in Stationers' Registers October 3, 1610, was not published until 1612. This was nothing unusual. Plays were frequently held
1 In the last pages of his Memoirs of Ben Jonson, in vol. I of his edition, Gifford gives a very readable sketch of the text down to his own edition, including a statement of the plan of his edition. He is wrong about the second folio, and lacks definiteness throughout; his account of Whalley is, however, adequate.