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Collier, John Payne. Notes and Emendations to the Text of Shakespeare's Plays, From Early Manuscript Corrections in a Copy of the Folio, 1632, in the Possession of J. Payne Collier, Esq. F.S.A. Forming a Supplemental Volume to the Works of Shakespeare by the Same Editor. London: Whittaker and Co., 1853. The Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. 8vo., xxxiv, [1], 528pp. This copy lacking plate.

Beginning with the initial publication of Collier's Notes and Emendations, in 1852, a maelstrom of attacks upon the genuineness of the manuscript corrections in the, so called, "Perkins Folio" erupted. Herein, this edition, is a new Preface penned by John Payne Collier in which he responds to a number of works published against the Perkins Folio emendations. By title Collier states "the 'Remarks,' 'Observations,' 'Criticisms,' Vindications," &c., which, I happen to know, are in preparation . . ." It would be a long number of years for the Collier Controversy to subside and not until the death of Collier in 1883 that enough evidence was found to finally, without doubt, declare Collier the forger.

Subjects:
Collier, John Payne, 1789-1883.
Literary forgeries and mystifications -- History -- 19th century.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Forgeries.

Bookplate of F.E. Perham on front pastedown. Franklin E. Perham was Superintendent of the Berkeley, CA public schools 1899-1900.

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