Church of England, Booke of Common Prayer, 1596 - 'William Shakespeare' signature, and date ?1600, p. Mm6v.

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Date:1596

Description:This may be Shakespeare's ownership signature.

This shows a further ‘signature’ on the prayer book that some believe was once owned by William Shakespeare. The copy, which is only 3 inches (10cm) in height, shows evidence of having been very well-used, whoever it belonged to.

Full title: The booke of Common Prayer. London, Deputies of Christopher Barker, 1596. Bound with, The whole booke of psalms, 1594.


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1570s
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1590s
Church of England, Booke of Common Prayer, 1596 - binding view
Church of England, Booke of Common Prayer, 1596 - binding view

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1610s
William Shakespeare, Quartos, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1600 [1619] - Theseus goes hunting, p.F4v.
William Shakespeare, Quartos, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1600 [1619] - Theseus goes hunting, p.F4v.

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