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First Folio on CD-Rom
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2166  Monday, 27 November 2000

From:           Eric Luhrs <
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Date:           Friday, 24 Nov 2000 18:17:04 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        First Folio on CD-Rom

Dear SHAKSPEReans,

Many of you have probably heard of the Octavo company
(, which creates CD-Rom editions of early printed
books.  A few years ago, they produced a disk containing the 1640
edition of Shakespeare's poems and sonnets, at which time I was told
that a copy of the First Folio was "in the works."  Their website now
states that they will begin shipping this disk on December 15, 2000
(approximately). The website lists the following features:

- Commentary by Arthur Freeman, with introductory material by Stephen
Orgel and A.R. Braunmuller
- Monograph on the printing of the First Folio by Peter W.M. Blayney
- Norton "Through Line Numbers"
- Binding description, collation, and provenance
- Searchable live text
- Ability to magnify and examine fine details
- Files for printing in black-and-white and color

Apparently their sense of humor is stronger than their business sense,
as the sale price is just US $16.23.

Eric Luhrs

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