The workes of Benjamin Jonson.

Author

Ben Jonson

Title

The workes of Benjamin Jonson.

Date

1640

Place

London

Publisher

Printed by Richard Bishop [and Robert Young], and are to be sold by Andrew Crooke

Language

English
Latin
Greek

Contributor

Gerald Eades Bentley
Robert Vaughan
William Hole
Richard Bishop
Robert Young
Thomas Coningsby Coningsby

Note

CONTENT:
Mostly in verse.  

Each work, except The Forrest and A Panegyre, has special t.p.; Poëtaster has imprint: Printed by R. Young. 

Epigrammes, The Forrest, Part of the kings entertainment, A Panegyre, Entertainments, and Masques are paged as a separate section.
Every man in his humor.-- Every man out of his humor.-- Cynthias revells.-- Poëtaster.-- Sejanus.-- The fox.-- The silent woman.-- The alchymist.-- Catiline.-- Epigrammes.-- The forrest.-- Entertainments.-- Panegyre.-- Masques

COLLATION:
A6-3K6 3L4 A6-T6 [$3 (-A1, A2, 2L1, 3L3)]. A1 repaired. [12] 1-668, 1-228. Unnumbered pages: 1, 2, 63, 64, 153-154, 236-238, 311-312, 385-386, 457, 458, 524, 592-594, 2nd 1, 2, 66-68, 91, 92, 111, 112. Boards measure 30.3 x 18.1 cm. Leaves measure 29.3 x 18.2 cm. Pastedown has note "Tall copy"--11 5/8 x 7 3/8 in pencil.

TYPE:
Roman; Italic

DEDICATIONS:
Various: individual dedications precede each play or set of poems; various dedicatory sonnets at the opening.

TABLES AND INDEXES:
Catalogue of volume contents on A3.

ILLUSTRATIONS:
Ornamented and historiated initials, head and tail pieces. Printer's devices: Every Man in His Humour, Every Man Out of His Humour, Cynthia's Revels, Sejanus His Fall, Volpone, Epicoene, The Alchemist, Cateline: his Conspiracy: McKerrow #379 (without initials; see note in Additions to McKerrow's Devices, Lavin). Every Man Out of His Humour: McKerrow #379.

The portrait is signed: Ro: Vaughan fecit.

The title page is engraved and signed "Guliel[mus] Hole fecit".

IMPRINT:
London : Printed by Richard Bishop [and Robert Young], and are to be sold by Andrew Crooke, 1640.

FORMAT:
[10], 668, 228 p., [1] leaf of plates : port. ; 29 cm.

CONDITION:
Copy (Blake Suppl. no. 70) imperfect: Title-page, portrait frontispiece, and first ten pages of preliminaries damaged with repairs and some loss of text.

Errors in paging: p. 357 is misnumbered 356

REFERENCES:
Greg, III, p.1073-5
S.T.C. 14753

Library Catalog

https://crrs.ca/rare_books/crrs-rare-book-retrieval-requests/

Num Pages

908

Call Number

PR2600 1640

Item Type

Book

Files

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Workes - half page intro (1).jpg
Worked - every man out of his humour (1).jpg
Workes - actual tp (half page).jpg

Collection

Citation

Ben Jonson, “The workes of Benjamin Jonson.,” Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies (CRRS) Rare Book Collection, accessed May 19, 2024, https://crrs.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/8437.