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By Emma Smith

ISBN-10: 0198754361

ISBN-13: 9780198754367

ISBN-10: 0198819994

ISBN-13: 9780198819998

it is a biography of a booklet: the 1st accumulated variation of Shakespeare's performs revealed in 1623 and often called the 1st Folio. It starts with the tale of its first shopper in London in December 1623, and is going directly to discover the methods humans have interacted with this iconic e-book over the 400 years of its heritage. through the tension is on what we will be able to examine from person copies now unfold worldwide approximately their eventful lives. From ink blots to pet
paws, from annotations to wineglass jewelry, First Folios teem with facts of its position in several contexts with varied priorities. This learn bargains new how one can comprehend Shakespeare's reception and the historical past of the e-book. in contrast to earlier scholarly investigations of the 1st Folio, it is
not fascinated with the discussions of the way the ebook got here into being, the provenance of its texts, or the technicalities of its construction. as an alternative, it reanimates, in narrative kind, the histories of this ebook, paying shut cognizance to the main points of person copies now situated world wide - their bindings, marginalia, common , revenues heritage, and placement - to debate 5 significant subject matters: possessing, interpreting, interpreting, acting, and perfecting. this can be a historical past of the booklet that
consolidated Shakespeare's posthumous popularity: a reception background and a examine of interactions among proprietors, readers, forgers, creditors, actors, students, booksellers, and the e-book in which we comprehend and know Shakespeare.

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