The book of William : how Shakespeare's first folio conquered the world /

One book above all others has transfixed connoisseurs for four centuries--a book sold for shillings in the streets of London, whisked to Manhattan for millions, and stored deep within the vaults of Tokyo. The book: William Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623. This "travelogue" follows t...

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Main Author: Collins, Paul, 1969-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Bloomsbury, 2009.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
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Summary: One book above all others has transfixed connoisseurs for four centuries--a book sold for shillings in the streets of London, whisked to Manhattan for millions, and stored deep within the vaults of Tokyo. The book: William Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623. This "travelogue" follows the trail of the Folio's remarkable journey and Shakespeare's cross-cultural future as Asian buyers enter their Folios into the electronic ether.
Physical Description: viii, 246 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-243).
ISBN: 9781596911956 (hardcover)
1596911956 (hardcover)