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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 the trail of the...

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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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245 1 4 |a The book of William :  |b how Shakespeare's first folio conquered the world /  |c Paul Collins. 
250 |a 1st U.S. ed. 
260 |a New York :  |b Bloomsbury,  |c 2009. 
300 |a viii, 246 p. ;  |c 22 cm. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-243). 
505 0 |a Act I : New Bond Street, London -- Barbican and Aldersgate, London -- St. Paul's Churchyard, London -- New Bond Street, London -- Act II : Hampstead Heath, London -- Catherine Street, London -- 17 Gough Square, London -- Staple Inn, High Holborn, London -- Act III : Charing Cross, London -- High Halden, Kent -- Kensal Green Cemetery, London -- Act IV : East Capitol Street, Washington, D.C. -- Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C. -- Level C, Folger Shakespeare Library -- Act V : The Globe Theatre, Shin-Okubo, Shinjuku Ward -- Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo -- Meisei University, Hino, Tokyo -- Shinjuku Metro Promenade, Tokyo. 
520 |a 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. 
590 |a December09eng 
600 1 0 |a Shakespeare, William,  |d 1564-1616  |v Bibliography  |x Folios. 1623. 
650 0 |a Early printed books  |y 17th century  |v Bibliography. 
650 0 |a Books  |x History. 
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852 0 |b MAIN  |h PR2888  |i .C65 2009