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THE OBJECT of the Shakespeare Society is to print and distribute to the Subscribers books illustrative of Shakespeare and of the dramatic Literature of his time.
ADMISSION to the Society, of any respectable person, is made by application to the Agent.
THE SUBSCRIPTION is £l per annum, due on the 1st of January in each year in advance, on payment of which the Member is entitled to a copy of every book printed by the Society for the year for which the Subscription is made. The Subscription is payable to the London Agent, by cash or through the Country Agent, and must be made for the current year. The Subscribing for any or all of the previous years is optional. The books are only procurable of the Society by Members.
THE AFFAIRS of the Society are managed by a Council, consisting of the President, five Vice-Presidents, and twenty-one Members: five of the latter retire every year, and the vacancies are filled up, on the recommendation of the Council, from the general body of the Subscribers, at the Annual General Meeting.
THE COUNCIL meet on the second Tuesday in every month, to select and superintend the works printed by the Society; and the General Members once a-year, on the 26th of April.
THE EDITORS and the Council render their services gratuitously to the Society; and every means are adopted to expend as nearly as possible the whole amount of the Subscriptions in producing books.
THE DELIVERY OF THE Books is made by the London Agents, Messrs. SKEFFINGTON and SOUTHWELL, 192, Piccadilly, to whom all communications on the subject should be made. It is a rule, most strictly adhered to, that No book shall be delivered until the Subscription is paid.
CONTRIBUTIONS to “ The Shakespeare Society's Papers” are solicited by the Council—it having been deemed desirable to issue occasional volumes thus formed and entitled, in order to create a medium for preserving and distributing illustrations of the literature, which is the peculiar object of the Society.
Books issued by the Shakespeare Society.
duction and Notes by Peter Cunnivgham. Ben Jonson's Conversations with Drummond. Introduction, &c. by David Laing. First Sketch of the Merry Wives of Windsor. The Novels on which it is founded, and an Intro
duction and Notes by J.0. Halliwell.
FOR 1844. Tarlton's Jests and Tarlton's Newes out of Purgatory. With a Life, &c. by J. 0. Halliwell. The True Tragedie of Richard the Third, from a unique Copy, and The Latiu Play of Richardus
Tertius, from a Manuscript. Edited by Barron Field. The Ghost of Richard the Third. A Poem. Edited by J. P. Collier. Sir Thomas More. A Play. Edited by the Rev. A. Dyce. Vol. I. of THE SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY'S PAPERS," being a Miscellany of Contributions Illustra.
tive of the Objects of the Society. The Taming of a Shrew; and the Woman lapped in Morrel Skin. Edited by Thomas Amyot.
FOR 1845. Illustratious of the Fairy Mythology of Shakespeare. By J. O. Halliwell. First Part and a portion of the Second Part of Shakespeare's Henry the IVth. From a Unique
Contemporary Manuscript. Edited by J.0. Halliwell. Diary of Philip Henslowe, from 1591 to 1609. From the Original at Dulwich College. Edited
by J. P. Collier. Vol. II. of “THESHAKESPEARE SOCIETY'S PAPERS.” Consisting of Miscellaneous Contributions.
FOR 1846. The Fair Maid of The Exchange, A Comedy, by Thomas Heywood : and Fortune by Land and
Sea, a Tragi-Comedy, by Thomas Heywood and William Rowley. Edited by Barron Field. The Marriage of Wit and Wisdom. An Ancient Interlude. From the original Manuscript re
cently discovered. Memoirs of the Principal Actors in Shakespeare's Plays. By J. Payne Collier. Rich's Parewell to Military Profession. From the unique Copy of the first edition of 1581.
FOR 1847. Ralph Roister Doyster, a Comedy, by Nicholas Udall, and the Tragedie of Gorboduc, by Thomas
Nortou and Thomas Sackville. Edited by W. Durrant Cooper. Part II. of The Chester Whitsun Plays. Edited by Thomas Wright. VOL. III. of “THE SHAKESPEARE Society's PAPERS.” Consisting of Miscellaneous Contributions.
FOR 1848. The Moral Play of Wit and Science. Edited by J. O. Halliwell. Extracts from the Registers of the Stationers' Company of Works entered for publication between
1557 and 1570; with Notes and Illustratious by J. Payne Collier. Vol. I. Inigo Jones. A Life of the Architect, by Peter Cunningham. Remarks on some of his Sketches for Masques and Dramas; by J. R. Planché. Five Court Masques; edited from the original MSS. of Ben Jonson, John Marston, &c , by J. P. Collier. Accompanied by Facsimiles of drawings by Inigo Jones, ard a Portrait from a Painting by Vandyck.
FOR 1849. Vol. IV, of “THE SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY'S PAPERS." VOL. II. of Extracts from the Registers of the Stationers' Company: 1570 to 1587. By J. P. Collier. The CHANDOS PORTRAIT, engraved, by permission of the President, the Rt. Hon. Earl of Ellesmere, by Mr. COUSINS, A.R.A.
FOR 1850. The First and Second Parts of the Fair Maid of the West; or, a Girl worth Gold. Two Comedies
by Thomas Heywood. Edited by J. P. Collier. The Remarks of M. Karl Simrock, on the Plots of Shakespeare's Plays. With Notes, &c., by J.O. Halliwell.
IN PREPARATION, A dissertation on the imputed Portraits of Shakespeare: as an accompaniment to the Engraving
of the Chandos Portrait. By J. Payne Collier. A Selection from Oldys's MS. Notes to Langbaine's Dramatic Poets. By Peter Cunningham.
WITH NOTES AND ADDITIONS
James Orchard Ehitistes
BY J. O. HALLIWELL, ESQ., F.R.S.,
HON. M. R. I. A., HON. M. R. S. L., F. S. A., F. R. A. S., ETC.
THE SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY.
THE EARL OF ELLESMERE.
KNIGHT BRUCE, F.R.S., F.S.A.
THE BRITISH MUSEUM, F.R.S., F.S.A.