The First Folio of Shakespeare

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1996 - Drama - 928 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Cacuzza - LibraryThing

Finely done, slightly reduced size facsimile of the Henry Huth copy of the First Folio at Yale University. Very useful for the general reader. Read full review

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User Review  - Cacuzza - LibraryThing

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. Read full review

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

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