1685 Comedies, Histories & Tragedies by William Shakespeare

1685 Comedies, Histories & Tragedies by William Shakespeare

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Offering Date
July 31, 2020
Target Raise
-$115K
Security Price
$115
Title
Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies
Author
William Shakespeare
Edition
Fourth Folio
Issue
Brewster/Bentley
Publisher
H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley
Publication Date
1685
Binding
Modern panelled calf over old boards
Book Condition
Good, minor restoration
Inscriptions or Note
None

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As the greatest writer of the English language, William Shakespeare needs no introduction. However, you might never have heard the name, “Shakespeare,” were it not for the collection of his plays into folios. In the early 1600’s, publishing a book in the folio format, which referred to the process of folding a single sheet of paper to make two leaves or four pages, was only used for prestigious works of literature. Shortly after his death, fellow actors in Shakespeare’s company decided to compile The Bard’s works into “Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories & Tragedies,” which featured thirty-six plays, eighteen of which had never before been published.

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