THE NORTON FACSIMILE: THE FIRST FOLIO OF SHAKESPEARE. Prepared by Charlton Hinman
THE NORTON FACSIMILE: THE FIRST FOLIO OF SHAKESPEARE. Prepared by Charlton Hinman

THE NORTON FACSIMILE: THE FIRST FOLIO OF SHAKESPEARE. Prepared by Charlton Hinman

(New York: W. W. Norton, 1996).

AN IMPORTANT PRINTING AND PUBLISHING EVENT. Because of the peculiarities regarding the printing of the First Folio, of the eighty or so copies at the Folger Library no two copies are identical. Professor Hinman was able to collate the Folger copies and discover all the variant readings and corrections made during the print run, and for this facsimile he provides the finally corrected state of every page. As the advertisement states, this is "a facsimile not of 'a' Folio but 'the' Folio." Each page is photographically reproduced, without retouching or opaquing, in the original size.
Professor Hinman has provided a valuable introduction, as well as a new standardized line-numbering, which replaces the standard but quite faulty act-scene-line numbers of the old Globe edition of 1864. This edition also reproduces two original proof sheets with proofreader's marks. Item #33041

The second issuance of the famous Norton Facsimile, this copy with the original prospectus. photographically rendered facsimile of the First Folio of Shakespeare, 1623. Folio, publisher's full red cloth in protective slipcase, the spine with raised bands gilt lettered and decorated, ribbon marker, red secorated endpapers.. xxxvii, 928 pp.. A pristine copy, as mint.

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