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The Shakespeare Thefts (In Search of the First Folios)

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Part literary detective story, part Shakespearean lore, The Shakespeare Thefts will charm the Bard's many fans.

The first edition of Shakespeare's collected works, the First Folio, published in 1623, is one of the most valuable books in the world and has historically proven to be an attractive target for thieves. Of the 160 First Folios listed in a census of 1902, 14 were subsequently stolen-and only two of these were ever recovered.

In his efforts to catalog all these precious First Folios, renowned Shakespeare scholar Eric Rasmussen embarked on a riveting journey around the globe, involving run-ins with heavily tattooed criminal street gangs in Tokyo, bizarre visits with eccentric, reclusive billionaires, and intense battles of wills with secretive librarians. He explores the intrigue surrounding the Earl of Pembroke, arguably Shakespeare's boyfriend, to whom the First Folio is dedicated and whose personal copy is still missing. He investigates the uncanny sequence of events in which a wealthy East Coast couple drowned in a boating accident and the next week their First Folio appeared for sale in Kansas. We hear about Folios that were censored, the pages ripped out of them, about a volume that was marked in red paint-or is it blood?-on every page; and of yet another that has a bullet lodged in its pages.

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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_20180709103634-20180710.xml
    Folder:
    Macmillan Trade
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    $18.99
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