First Book to Use a Shakespeare Quote on the Title-page
D'URFEY, Thomas. Pendragon; Or, The Carpet Knight His Kalendar. London: Printed for John Newton , 1698.
First edition. Octavo (6 7/16 x 4 3/8 inches; 164 x 111). [8],186, [2, ads] pp. With three leaves of ads at the front and one leaf at the back. With a quote from Hamlet on the title-page.

Full speckled calf, rebacked to style. Boards ruled in blind. Edges of boards lightly rubbed. A very small rust hole to outer margin of leaf G5. A pencil note on the front paste down says "The Britwell Copy." Overall a very nice copy with large margins. In a quarter red morocco over red cloth clamshell case.

"A poem in Hudibrastic measure, intended as a satire on that active and mercenary writer in the cause of arbitrary power, Sir Roger L'Estrange." (Lowndes, 1821).

This book is said to be the first to include a quote from Shakespeare on the title-page. It contains the following quote from Hamlet on the title page:

"Why, let the strucken Deer go weep, The Hart ungall'd go play: For some must watch, while some must sleep: So runs the World away."

ESTC R2343. Lowndes, 1821. Shaksperiana,.

HBS # 64608 $2,000