[King John; Richard II; Henry IV, Part 1; Henry IV, Part 2; Henry V] Dramaticka dila Williama Shakespeara. Dil II. Kral Jan. Prelozil Frantisek Doucha; Kral Richard II. Prelozil Fr. Doucha; Jindrich IV. Dil I. Prelozil Ladislav Celakovsky; Kral Jindrich IV. Dil II. Prelozil Ladislav Celakovsky; Kral Jindrich V. Prelozil Dr. J. C. William Shakespeare.
[King John; Richard II; Henry IV, Part 1; Henry IV, Part 2; Henry V] Dramaticka dila Williama Shakespeara. Dil II. Kral Jan. Prelozil Frantisek Doucha; Kral Richard II. Prelozil Fr. Doucha; Jindrich IV. Dil I. Prelozil Ladislav Celakovsky; Kral Jindrich IV. Dil II. Prelozil Ladislav Celakovsky; Kral Jindrich V. Prelozil Dr. J. C.
First Czech Editions

[King John; Richard II; Henry IV, Part 1; Henry IV, Part 2; Henry V] Dramaticka dila Williama Shakespeara. Dil II. Kral Jan. Prelozil Frantisek Doucha; Kral Richard II. Prelozil Fr. Doucha; Jindrich IV. Dil I. Prelozil Ladislav Celakovsky; Kral Jindrich IV. Dil II. Prelozil Ladislav Celakovsky; Kral Jindrich V. Prelozil Dr. J. C.

V Praze [Prague]: Nakladem Musea Kralovstvi Ceskeho, V kommissi u Fr. Rivnace, 1858. First edition in this format. In late 19th-century, tooled, burgundy buckram, spine gilt. Ribbon marker. [8], [1]–112, [2], [4], [1]–120, [4], [1]–111, [1], [4], [1]–120, [4], [1]–115, [1] p. Occasional foxing. Overall in fine condition.

Five first or early Shakespeare editions in Czech.

Despite the numbering of the volumes of this series, it seems that the copies vary in content, they were supposedly custom made for subscribers, thus the dates of the plays the volume contains do not always correspond to the date on the title page. I give the most probable dates of each title according to the NKC - Electronic Catalogue of the National Library of the Czech Republic, however, what we find in the book might be a later issue of the indicated edition.

1. Král Jan (The Life and Death of King John): This is the first Czech translation of the play. Published first in this series in 1866.

2. Král Richard II (The Life and Death of King Richard the Second): This is the first Czech translation of the play. Published first in this series in 1862.

3. Král Jindřich IV. Díl I. (Henry IV, Part 1): This is the first Czech translation of the play. Published first in this series in 1859.

4. Král Jindřich IV. Díl II. (Henry IV, Part 2): This is the first Czech translation of the play. Published first in this series in 1870.

5. Král Jindřich V (The Life of Henry the Fifth): This is the first Czech translation of the play. Published first in this series in 1858.

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