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Dedications to Printed Plays--
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0564  Thursday, 15 June 2006

From: 		Marcus Dahl <
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Date: 		Thursday, 15 Jun 2006 02:30:07 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 17.0559 Dedications to Printed Plays--
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0559 Dedications to Printed Plays--

Dear All,

Yes but wasn't the startling statement of Jonson's Works that it was 
printed in the expensive and expansive 'Folio' format - complete with 
impressive Frontispiece and dedications etc.

What format were these other smaller Works issued in?

e.g. If a small but aspirant poet (say Andrew Motion) published his 
'Works' in a Penguin 60 sized text (modern Octavo??) we might not take 
his claim to greater immortality quite so seriously as we might have 
done had he published them in a Folio sized edition (which is STILL very 
expensive to buy - more than 

 

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