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Shakespeare's First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book

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This is a biography of a book: the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays printed in 1623 and known as the First Folio. It begins with the story of its first purchaser in London in December 1623, and goes on to explore the ways people have interacted with this iconic book over the four hundred years of its history. Throughout the stress is on what we can learn from individual copies now spread around the world about their eventful lives. From ink blots to pet paws, from annotations to wineglass rings, First Folios ...

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Shakespeare's First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book
2018, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198819998

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Shakespeare's First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book
2016, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198754367

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