‘Pied Bull’ quarto

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The first edition of King Lear, published by Nathaniel Butter ‘at the sign of the Pied Bull’ in 1608. This name distinguishes it from William Jaggard's reprint of 1619, falsely dated 1608.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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