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Shakespeare and Elizabethan England in Special Collections: False Folio


One of the "Pavier quartos," also known as the False Folio, printed in 1619 by William Jaggard for Thomas Pavier, intended to be issued as part of what Greg calls "The Collection of 1619. A collection of ten plays, without general title but with signatures continuous through the first three: begins with a joint title to the first two." Printed four years before the First Folio, this edition may have been attempt to whet the market's appetite for a collected Shakespeare. Two of the plays attributed to Shakespeare in the collection are now known to be by other authors. The works appear in the order they are listed below.