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Author Smith, Emma (Emma Josephine), author.

Title The making of Shakespeare's First Folio / Emma Smith.

Publication Info. Oxford : Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  820 SMITH    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  822.33 SMITH    Check Shelf
Description ix, 180 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), facsimiles ; 24 cm
Summary "In late November 1623, Edward Blount finally took delivery at his bookshop at the sign of the Black Bear near St. Paul's of a book that had been long in the making. Master William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies was the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays, appearing some seven years after their author's death in 1616. Its 950 folio pages included thirty-six plays, half of which had not previously been printed, divided under the three generic headings of the title. There was no fanfare at the book's arrival. There was nothing of the marketing overdrive that marks an important new publication in our own period: no advertising campaign, no reviews, interviews, endorsements or literary prizes, no queues in St Paul's Churchyard, no sales figures, price war, copycat publications or bestseller lists--in short, no sensation. Nevertheless, it is hard to overstate the importance of this literary, cultural and commercial moment. This book, generously illustrated with key pages from the publication and comparative works, tells the human, artistic, economic and technical stories of the birth of the First Folio--and the birth of Shakespeare's towering reputation." -- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The plays & their presentation -- Shakespeare's reputation -- Team Shakespeare: the backers -- Printing & publishing -- Early readers.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Bibliography -- Folios.
Early printed books -- 17th century.
Books -- History.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Folios -- Bibliography.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. First folio edition. (DE-588)4339496-6
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. (OCoLC)fst00029048
Bibliography. (OCoLC)fst00831351
Books. (OCoLC)fst00836401
Early printed books. (OCoLC)fst00900645
Chronological Term 1600-1699
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781851244423 (hardcover)
1851244425 (hardcover)
Standard No. 9781851244423
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