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[SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616)] – SHADWELL, Thomas (1642-1692). The History of Timon of Athens, the Man-Hater. As it is acted at the Duke’s Theatre. London: printed by J[ohn]. M[acock]. for Henry Herringman, 1688. [and:] – The History of Timon of Athens, the Man-Hater. As it is acted by His Majesties Servants. London: printed by Tho. Warren, for Henry Herringham, 1696.
[SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616)] – SHADWELL, Thomas (1642-1692). The History of Timon of Athens, the Man-Hater. As it is acted at the Duke’s Theatre. London: printed by J[ohn]. M[acock]. for Henry Herringman, 1688. [and:] – The History of Timon of Athens, the Man-Hater. As it is acted by His Majesties Servants. London: printed by Tho. Warren, for Henry Herringham, 1696.
[SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616)] – SHADWELL, Thomas (1642-1692). The History of Timon of Athens, the Man-Hater. As it is acted at the Duke’s Theatre. London: printed by J[ohn]. M[acock]. for Henry Herringman, 1688. [and:] – The History of Timon of Athens, the Man-Hater. As it is acted by His Majesties Servants. London: printed by Tho. Warren, for Henry Herringham, 1696.
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[SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616)] – SHADWELL, Thomas (1642-1692). The History of Timon of Athens, the Man-Hater. As it is acted at the Duke’s Theatre. London: printed by J[ohn]. M[acock]. for Henry Herringman, 1688. [and:] – The History of Timon of Athens, the Man-Hater. As it is acted by His Majesties Servants. London: printed by Tho. Warren, for Henry Herringham, 1696.

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[SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616)] – SHADWELL, Thomas (1642-1692). The History of Timon of Athens, the Man-Hater. As it is acted at the Duke’s Theatre. London: printed by J[ohn]. M[acock]. for Henry Herringman, 1688. [and:] – The History of Timon of Athens, the Man-Hater. As it is acted by His Majesties Servants. London: printed by Tho. Warren, for Henry Herringham, 1696.

Second and third editions of Shadwell’s adapation. ‘The main feature of Shadwell’s Timon was the introduction of the theme of love into the one play in the canon in which women play no significant part. This was doubtless the chief cause of its popularity’ (The Life of Timon of Athens, p.xliv). Shadwell’s version continued to be played well into the eighteenth century. ESTC R17054 & R21658; Jaggard p.471; The Life of Timon of Athens. Cambridge: CUP, 1968; Wing S-2849 & S-2850.

Together 2 volumes, quarto (216 x 160mm and 220 x 155mm). (1688: title strengthened in gutter, short tear in I1 touching catchword, light browning and staining; 1696: variable browning, faint marginal stain in 2 leaves.) 1688: Modern antique-style panelled calf by J. Macdonald of Norwalk, Connecticut, spine lettered in gilt (joints lightly rubbed); 1696: modern plain wrappers.
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