Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 May 2001

240 Pages | 5 halftones & 5 line illus

ISBN: 9780198187691

Bookseller Code (06)

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.