A Notable Discovery of Coosnage, 1591; The Second Part of Conny-Catching, 1592

A Notable Discovery of Coosnage, 1591; The Second Part of Conny-Catching, 1592

A Notable Discovery of Coosnage, 1591; The Second Part of Conny-Catching, 1592

A Notable Discovery of Coosnage, 1591; The Second Part of Conny-Catching, 1592

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The present time one of the greatest handicaps of the student of Elizabethan Literature is the scarcity of texts, even of the more famous of Shakespeare's great contemporaries. From time to time reprints have been made, but these are for the most part now out of print and only occasionally to be met with in booksellers' shops. Moreover, few of the editions conform to the demands of modern scholarship.

In printing the Bodley Head Quartos every care has been taken to make them as accurate as possible; the punctuation, spelling, and other peculiarities of the original text have been faithfully reproduced. At the same time, modern typography has been used; the old tall 'f' being printed 's,' and black letter replaced by roman type. A few misprints have been emended, but every correction has been noted in a list of Errata.

Apart, however, from the student and his needs, it is hoped that these volumes will make some appeal to all who appreciate good books, but have hitherto regarded our early popular literature as the arid preserve of professors and writers of theses. These pamphlets of Elizabethan 'journalists' give, as nothing else can, a vivid and . . .

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