[Fragments containing reference to Love's labor's won], [1603-1607] | University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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These fragments provide documentary evidence for the existence in print, as of August 1603, of a play entitled Love's labor's won, listed among other plays by William Shakespeare. For a full description of the fragments' layout, script, origin, and provenance, and for a transcription and analysis of the text, see T. W. Baldwin, Shakspere's Love's labor's won, 1957.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Former shelfmark: Q. 252 G221c 1637 cop.2 (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).
Provenance: Formerly bound into Thomas Gataker's Certaine sermons (London: John Haviland for Fulke Clifton, 1637; STC 11652a) which was purchased from S. Pottesman for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by Ernest Ingold, 12 May 1954.
Contents of item folder: 7 black and white photographic prints and 7 photographic negatives of the fragments in their original position before disbinding -- 1 photostat and 3 black and white photographic prints of the fragments after disbinding -- 2 envelopes containing original sewing threads -- Part of an envelope with bookplate of the Ingold Shakespeare Collection -- Leaf from a book auction catalog (unrelated?) with manuscript notes on Love's labor's won -- Copy of a document from R. R. Donnelley & Sons on the removal of the fragments from Gataker's Certaine sermons -- Letter from Helen M. Welch to T. W. Baldwin, 11 May 1954, reporting on the disbinding -- Letter from Harold W. Tribolet, R. R. Donnelley & Sons, to Helen M. Welch, 12 May 1954. Baldwin, T. W. Shakspere's Love's Labor's Won: New Evidence from the Account Books of an Elizabethan Bookseller. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1957.