From The Tragedie of King Richard The
Third As it is printed in the Quarto editon
of 1602 From The Tragedie of Hamlet Prince of
Denmark As it is printed in the Quarto edition
The Tragedie of King Richard The Third
As it is printed in the Quarto editon of 1602
The Tragedie of Hamlet Prince of
As it is printed in the Quarto edition of 1604
Venus & Adonis
Henry Wriothesly, Earl of Southampton was a close friend of The Earl of Essex ,Anthony Bacon and Francis Bacon
Peter Dawkins comments on the AA
"The AA headpiece to Hugh Hollands dedicatory poem Upon the Lines and Life of the Famous Scenicke Poet, Master William Shakespeare prefacing the Shakespeare 1st Folio (1623). This particular version of the AA headpiece is also used in Spensers Faerie Queene (1609) and in Daemonology (1603).
Many of the finest examples of English literature in the 16th-17th century Elizabethan-Jacobean period carried the AA device in one form or another, the authors or pseudonymous authors of which included Edmund Spenser, Sir Philip Sydney, Thomas Lodge, Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, and Sir Francis Bacon, amongst others. Altogether there were at least six basic designs for the AA headpiece, with several significant variations of these basic designs. "
In "The Author's Preface to the Reader" in the British Museum copy of the first (1612) edition of Thomas Shelton's version of Don Quixote can be seen the decorative light and dark AA design.