London: Thomas Cotes, for Robert Allot, John Smethwick, William Aspley, Richard Hawkins, and Richard Meighen, 1632. Second Edition. Folio, eleven leaves; VG; bound in period-style three-quarter calf, red morocco spine labels, gilt to spine, marbled boards; with facsimile title page; Eleven original leaves, a1-[b5], from the Second Folio, containing Shakespeare’s dramatization of King John’s reign.; Very minor worming to gutters, faint marginal dampstaining; JG consignment; shelved case 3.
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King John, one of William Shakespeare's plays, like most of his history plays, presents a struggle for the English crown. Research suggests that Shakespeare wrote King John in 1594-96. It was published in the 1623 First Folio. Sources include Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles. A contemporary play, The Troublesome Reign of John King of England, may be a source, too. [Folger Library]