George Carrington

Library - mss.

The Carrington Quarto of Richard II; The Carrington Quarto of Merchant of Venice; The Penn Quarto of Richard III; The Steevens Quarto of King Lear; the Penn Quarto of Henry IV p. 2; The Carrington Quarto of Henry IV

Shakespearean Quartos


In 1905 5 Shakespearean quartos (Merchant of Venice; King Richard II; Henry IV; Henry IV part II; and King Lear) belonging to George Carrington of Missenden Abbey were sold at auction. The quartos had reportedly been collected by Carrington's great-uncle a hundred years before. The Connoisseur Vol. XIII September-December 1905 p. 62

Further Information

Dispersal Date
10th Jul 1905
Auction House
Auction Catalogue?