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The Shakespeare Thefts (In Search of the First Folios)

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Published in 1623, the 750 copies of the first edition of William Shakespeare's collected works, known as the First Folio, has been sought after relentlessly by kings, earls, and bibliophiles. In his effort to track down the extant 232 copies renowned Shakespeare scholar Eric Rasmussen and his team of First Folio hunters embarked on an incredible adventure around the world. This fast-paced narrative takes us from the court rooms of England to high-security vaults in the rare book rooms of Japan, encountering thieves, reclusive librarians, and eccentric billionaires along the way, all lusting for one of the world's most valuable books. This fascinating account explores how manuscript hunters identify a book's past through distinguishing marks: a bullet hole, desecrated pages, and splashes of red that resemble blood; and how a book's location and condition can reveal its story. Part literary detective story, part Shakespearean lore, The Shakespeare Thefts is a rare glimpse between the covers of one of the most coveted books in the world.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Eric Rasmussen
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    240
    Publisher:
    St. Martin's Press (October 30, 2012)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780230341678
    ISBN-10:
    0230341675
    Weight:
    10.88oz
    Dimensions:
    5.5" x 8.5" x 0.54"
    Case Pack:
    30
    File:
    Macmillan Trade-Macmillan_Print_US_Trade_20170929101459-20170929.xml
    Folder:
    Macmillan Trade
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