The First Folio of Shakespeare

The First Folio of Shakespeare

Hardcover(Second Edition/Slipcased Edition)

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One of the essential books of English literature and culture, the justly famous First Folio of Shakespeare's plays, a full-size photographic facsimile that has won the admiration of actors and scholars throughout the world.

When it was published in 1968, The Norton Facsimile set a new standard for scholarly accuracy. It was the first facsimile in which every page had been selected from a large number of copies in an attempt to find a clean, clear example with minimal show-through. Even more important, it offered the latest, most corrected state of pages known to vary from copy to copy because of correction at press. Finally, it introduced a standard system of reference, "through line numbering," based on the lines printed in the 1623 edition rather than on the acts, scenes, and lines of a modern edition. These improvements, the meticulous work of the great Folio scholar Charlton Hinman made possible by the extensive Folger Library Collection, established The Norton Facsimile as an indispensable volume for book collectors and serious readers of Shakespeare.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393039856
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/1996
Series: Facsimile Series
Edition description: Second Edition/Slipcased Edition
Pages: 968
Sales rank: 882,157
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 14.90(h) x 2.50(d)

About the Author

The late Charlton Hinman was the editor of the Shakespeare Quarto Facsimiles and professor of English at the University of Kansas.

Date of Death:


Place of Birth:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

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