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The bad quartos of the plays printed in the First Folio as 2 and3 Henry VI, published as The First Part of the Contention betwixt the Two Famous Houses of York and Lancaster … (1594) and The True Tragedy of Richard, Duke of York, and the Death of Good King Henry the Sixth, with the Whole Contention between the Two Houses Lancaster and York … (1595, actually an octavo). They were both reprinted in 1600 and 1619.

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