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Published: 05 April 2001

238 Pages | 4 illustrations


ISBN: 9780198187691

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The Shakespeare First Folio: The History of the Book

Volume I: An Account of the First Folio Based on its Sales and Prices 1623-2000

Anthony James West

The Shakespeare First Folio

  • A major contribution to studies of the History of the Book, this volume inaugurates a projected 4-volume series which will present the 'biography' of the First Folio
  • For Shakespeare scholars, librarians, and book-collectors alike, the Shakespeare First Folio is of pre-eminent importance. For the first time this series will profile every aspect of its history in scholarly detail
  • The sales and price history of the Folio down the centuries provides fascinating insights into economic history and into the history of Shakespeare's reputation in the English-speaking culture

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