Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories, & tragedies

by William Shakespeare

Hardcover, 1954




New Haven, Yale University Press., 1954.


Original t.p. selected, with port., reads: Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories, & tragedies. Published according to the true original copies. London, Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and E. Blount, 1623.

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LibraryThing member Cynfrank
I've read all of Shakespeare's plays before, but reading the first folio is very rewarding. If you are into Shakespeare, it's the only way to go!
LibraryThing member Pepys
I should explain here my * star rating for the First Folio of Shakespeare that I use from time to time as a reference: parts of some plates of the Norton facsimile are not legible enough. Besides, the 17c. idiosyncrasies and the original spelling are too difficult for me. I need an hour to decipher a page. Too long to savour. This is my fault, not Shakespeare's...… (more)
LibraryThing member DonaldandMaryHyde
From the auction catalogue lot description:
....Lacking A1 verses to the reader, 32 leaves supplied in facsimile, including title, 9 preliminaries and final 4 leaves, cropped with some loss of headlines, few marginal repairs affecting text, some browning and staining.) 20th-century burgundy morocco gilt, green morocco lettering-pieces on front cover, edges gilt, by Birdsall (few minor scuffs); green cloth slipcase.

SHAKESPEARE'S SECOND FOLIO. The Second Folio is essentially a page-for-page reprint of the First, though Greg notes that while "many errors were introduced in the course of reprinting, the text of the present edition shows signs of careful, if unauthorized revision." Bartlett 120; Greg III, pp.1113-15; Pforzheimer 906; STC 22274. Sold not subject to return.
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LibraryThing member edwin.gleaves
The second edtion of the Norton Facsimile of the great 1623 First Folio of Shakespeare--certainly one of the most important books ever published, along with the King James Bible, published only a few years before this (1611).
LibraryThing member Cacuzza
Not a facsimile of a single copy, like the smaller-sized Yale facsimile. This one is made-up from multiple copies--"best pages" as it were. It has the advantage, however, of being full-sized.
LibraryThing member Cacuzza
Finely done, slightly reduced size facsimile of the Henry Huth copy of the First Folio at Yale University. Very useful for the general reader.


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A Facsimile Edition of The First Folio


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