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Tonson, Jacob 1682-1735

Overview
Works: 182 works in 280 publications in 2 languages and 2,342 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Poetry  History  Tragedies (Drama)  Epic poetry  Blank verse  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragicomedies  Illustrated works  Sonnets 
Roles: Printer, Publisher, Author, Bookseller, Editor, Book producer
Classifications: PR3560, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jacob Tonson
Paradise lost, and other poems by John Milton( Book )

8 editions published between 1665 and 1746 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only surviving manuscript of Paradise Lost is this 33-page fair copy, written in secretary script by a professional scribe, who probably transcribed patchwork pages of text Milton had dictated to several different amanuenses. This fair copy was corrected by at least five different hands under Milton's personal direction and became the printer's copy, used to set the type for the first edition of the book
The works of Shakespear : in six volumes by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1725 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Shakespeare: in seven volumes. Collated with the oldest copies, and corrected by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1733 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems on several occasions : with some select essays in prose ; in two volumes by John Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1735 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetical miscellanies, consisting of original poems and translations. by Richard Steele( Book )

2 editions published in 1727 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catulli, Tibulli et Propertii opera by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )

2 editions published between 1702 and 1715 in Latin and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet : Prince of Denmark: a tragedy. As it is now acted by His Majesty's servants. Written by William Shakespear by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published in 1734 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second part of Henry IV : containing his death and the coronation of King Henry V by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published between 1733 and 1734 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and death of King John by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1734 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid a backdrop of war, conspiracy, and murder, this historical play depicts the troubled reign of King John, who ruled England from 1199 to 1216. Shakespeare's most enigmatic king struggles with the shifting loyalties of his nobles as well as threats from his covetous heirs and the burdens of his own conscience. The play, which abounds in battles and betrayals, explores issues of politics, inheritance, and legitimacy. John's problems are threefold: he has usurped the throne from the rightful heir, his nephew Arthur; his relationship with the Vatican is troubled; and he is highly unpopular with his own subjects. Shakespeare's portrayal of the despised monarch finds a more heroic figure in Sir Richard Plantagenet, an illegitimate son of Richard I. The Bastard, as John's loyal nephew is known, forms the moral center of the play as well as a source of irreverent humor and honesty. A cynical play about power struggles, King John offers a remarkably contemporary mix of history and ironic commentary, balanced in equal measures by elements of tragedy and satire
The tragedy of Cymbeline by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1734 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first full-scale edition of Cymbeline for thirty-seven years. Based firmly on Roger Warren's extensive experience of the play in rehearsal and performance, this edition shows how Shakespeare draws upon a wide range of sources to create a self-sufficient dramatic universe, combining virtuoso theatrical and poetic means to present a story of a marriage imperilled by mistrust and painfully rebuilt through the physical and spiritual journeys undertaken by the heroine and hero, set in a context of international conflict. A full and detailed commentary pays close attention to the play's complex, evocative language
The life of Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1734 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Karl Klein's edition of Timon of Athens introduces Shakespeare's play as a complex exploration of a corrupt, moneyed society, and Klein sees the protagonist not as a failed tragic hero, but as a rich and philanthropic nobleman, surrounded by greed and sycophancy, who is forced to recognise the inherent destructiveness of the Athenian society from which he retreats in disgust and rage." "Klein establishes Timon as one of Shakespeare's late works, arguing, contrary to recent academic views, that evidence for other authors besides Shakespeare is inconclusive. The edition argues that the play is neither tragedy, satire nor comedy, but a subtle and complete drama whose main characters contain elements of all three genres."--Jacket
Alciphron, or, The minute philosopher : in seven dialogues : containing an apology for the Christian religion, against those who are called free-thinkers by George Berkeley( Book )

2 editions published in 1732 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Tonson Giacob 1682-1735

Tonson, J.

Tonson, J. 1682-1735

Tonson, Jacob 1682-1735‏ II

Tonson, Jacob 1682-1735 the younger

Tonson, Jacob d. 1735

Tonson, Jacob II.

Tonson Jacob II 1682-1735‏

Tonson, Jacob, le jeune, 1682-1735

Tonson, Jacob m. 1735 nephew

Tonson, Jacob, nephew, m. 1735

Tonson Jacob the younger 1682-1735

Tonson Jacobus 1682-1735

Languages
English (35)

Latin (2)