1853 The Text of Shakespeare Vindicated From the Interpolations and Corruptions Advocated by John Payne Collier Esq. In His Notes and Emendations
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First Edition, Scarce
First edition. A fascinating work of literary criticism exploring the work of the controversial scholar, John Payne Collier. Collier was somewhat of a controversial figure in the world of Shakespearean scholarship. Claiming to have found several documents in relation to Shakespeare, his life and his works, Collier went of to published the Perkins folio, and other works correcting and altering the work of this famous bard. The genuineness of Colliers work is still the source of much controversy. In this volume Singer question the work of John Payne Collier, arguing against the 'Interpolations and Corruptions' advocated in Collier's work. An interesting volume, exploring the genuineness of Collier's work. Bookplate of Bernard Warrington to front pastedown. An important work in the literary history of Shakespearean scholarship.
Rebacked in cloth with original boards preserved. Externally, sound, though with some wear to the extremities and some rubbing. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean, with just some slight age-toning in places, and the odd spot.
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