London: Whitaker and Co., 1853. xxvi,,512.pp. plus facsimile plate. Large octavo. Original cloth, decorated in blind, lettered in gilt. Early ink name and private ownership stamp on title, cloth a trace sunned and rubbed, lower fore-tips bumped, but a very good copy (a few leaves unopened). Item #WRCLIT59120
First edition, trade issue. A variant issue was also prepared with a cancel title-leaf dated 1852 under the imprint of the Shakespeare Society and distributed simultaneously. A second, revised and enlarged edition appeared later the same year. The central text in the controversy surrounding Collier's claims about annotations, later proved modern forgeries, in the Perkins copy of the 1632 Folio. FREEMAN & FREEMAN A83a. NCBEL III:1642. JAGGARD, pp.56-7.