Thursday, April 7, 2016

Shakespeare collection unearthed

A copy of Shakespeare's First Folio, one of the most sought-after books in the world, has been discovered in a stately home on a Scottish island.
This copy of the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays, published in 1623, was found at Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute.
Academics who authenticated the book called it a rare and significant find.
About 230 copies of the First Folio are known to exist. A copy owned by Oxford University sold for £3.5m in 2003.

1 comment:

  1. I've got a couple complete collections in single volumes of relatively modern release, '36 being the oldest. They're not really convenient for reading or lugging around, though the older of the two is not impossible to hold on your lap.