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Re: Facsimiles
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0294.  Saturday, 1 March 1997.

[1]     From:   Sean K. Lawrence <
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        Date:   Friday, 28 Feb 1997 10:16:56 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0283  Qs: Facsimiles

[2]     From:   Andrew Murphy <
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        Date:   Friday, 28 Feb 1997 15:39:11 +0000 (GMT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0283 Qs: Facsimiles


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From:           Sean K. Lawrence <
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Date:           Friday, 28 Feb 1997 10:16:56 -0800
Subject: 8.0283  Qs: Facsimiles
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0283  Qs: Facsimiles

> Is this Applause facsimile a good one? Is it 'diplomatic' or
> photographic?  Is it edited in any way?

My copy of the Applause facsimile was purchased direct from Book Stacks
Unlimited, of 200 Public Square, Suite 26-4600, Cleveland, Ohio,
44114-2301.  I understand that Applause has been threatened with legal
action by Norton and will not be shipping any more, but maybe Book
Stacks still has a few copies left.  They have a web page, by the way,
which I'm sure you can find using any decent search engine.  The surface
postage to Canada cost $7.50 (US), and the book itself ran to $45.00
(also US).

The edition is an ideal facsimile.  It's constructed photographically,
in other words, but using the best pages from the surviving 1623
copies.  There are no notes on the pages themselves, except for
through-line numbering (the subject of the legal dispute, I
understand).  There is a brief introductory essay.

I'm given to believe that various efforts are being made to fill this
gap, including a new Norton edition some time in the near future.

Cheers,
Sean.

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From:           Andrew Murphy <
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Date:           Friday, 28 Feb 1997 15:39:11 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: 8.0283 Qs: Facsimiles
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0283 Qs: Facsimiles

The applause facsimile was produced in the same way as Hinman's - using
an amalgam of pages from a selection of the Folger copies of F1. It has,
however, been withdrawn from circulation, I believe owing to problems
regarding the use of TLNs, which, seemingly, are owned by Norton. I know
of no other F1 facsimiles currently in print, though one or two F1 texts
were included in the Shakespearean Originals series. A full copy of F1
in facsimile is included in the electronic Arden though I presume that
if you can't manage a hundred quid for the Norton you could hardly
manage the best part of three grand for the Arden CD!.

Andrew
 

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