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First Folio for Sale
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0246  Thursday, 30 March 2006

From: 		Hardy M. Cook <
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Date: 		Thursday, March 30, 2006
Subject: 	First Folio for Sale

BBC NEWS: Rare Shakespeare folio to be sold

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4860066.stm

A rare book of Shakespeare's plays, considered to be one of the most 
important in British literature, is to be auctioned at Sotheby's in London.

The complete first folio of the playwright's work had a print run of 
approximately 750 in 1623.

However, only a third of these survive and most of them are incomplete. 
  The book is being sold by Dr Williams's Theological Library in London, 
which hopes the proceeds - expected to be more than 

 

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