The following references appear in the Shakespeare Census. We also list the initials of scholars who have examined a particular copy and provided information about it or transcribed marginalia, where that information is not obvious. In addition, the catalogues of the holding institutions in the Shakespeare Census have been invaluable references throughout.
AGH // Adam G. Hooks
AK // Andrew Keener
AP // Aaron Pratt
Bartlett 1916 // Henrietta C. Bartlett and Alfred W. Pollard, A census of Shakespeare's plays in quarto, 1594-1709 (New Haven: Yale UP, 1916).
Bartlett 1939 // Henrietta C. Bartlett and Alfred W. Pollard, A census of Shakespeare's plays in quarto, 1594-1709, rev. Bartlett (New Haven: Yale UP, 1939).
BH // Ben Higgins
CMLB // Claire M.L. Bourne
DEEP // Alan B. Farmer and Zachary Lesser, DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks.
Erne & Singh // Lukas Erne and Devani Singh, Shakespeare in Geneva: Early Modern English Books (1475-1700) at the Martin Bodmer Foundation (Geneva: Editions Ithaque, 2018).
ESTC // English Short Title Catalogue.
Greg // W.W. Greg, A Bibliography of the English Printed Drama to the Restoration, 4 vols. (London: Bibliographical Society, 1939-59)
LE // Lukas Erne
Lee // Sidney Lee, censuses of Passionate Pilgrim, Pericles, Rape of Lucrece, Sonnets, and Venus and Adonis, in the introductions to facsimile editions, all published Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1905.
Morgan // Paul Morgan, "Frances Wolfreston and ‘Hor Bouks’: A Seventeenth-Century Woman Book-Collector," The Library 6th ser. 11 (1989): 197–219.
PWMB // Peter W.M. Blayney
Rasmussen & West // Eric Rasmussen and Anthony James West, The Shakespeare First Folios: A Descriptive Catalogue (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).
Russ // Anthony William Russ, "Shakespearean Constituencies: Editions of Shakespeare Published Before 1709," PhD diss., University of London, 2020.
SL // Sarah Lindenbaum
STC // A Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English Books Printed Abroad, 1475-1640, 2nd edition, ed. A.W. Pollard, G. R. Redgrave, W. A. Jackson, F. S. Ferguson, and Katharine F. Pantzer, 3 vols. (London: Bibliographical Society, 1976-91)
SW // Sarah Werner
Wing // Donald Wing, ed., Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English Books Printed in Other Countries, 1641-1700, 2nd edition, 4 vols. (New York: MLA, 1972-98).
ZL // Zachary Lesser