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See McKerrow, An Introduction to Bibliography (Oxford, 1928), pp. 184-6.


Because the second edition was set from uncorrected copy, it corrects the obvious error to "threat", but retains the faulty "God".


The symbols used in Tables I and II have been used throughout the discussion that follows. The running-titles used for each forme are placed in square brackets after the identification of formes. Thus the symbol B(o)X1 [S E T] means "outer B of the first setting of type of the first edition with the running-titles identified as S E T."


Note that sig. A in Table I is not simply divided into inner and outer formes. The unsigned title-page has its verso blank; the next leaf, signed A3, begins the dedicatory verses that end on the verso. Signature M1 was probably printed with the preliminaries. All known copies lack A1 and A4. The M1 page from the first edition in one copy of the second is probably the result of sophistication.


The running-titles in the second edition present a hopeless picture of lack of order. I find at least fourteen different titles, some used as many as seven times; is this evidence of a pool of running-titles?