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The Shakespeare thefts : in search of the first folios, Eric Rasmussen

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The Shakespeare thefts : in search of the first folios
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The Shakespeare thefts
Title remainder
in search of the first folios
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Eric Rasmussen
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eng
Summary
"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. Part literary detective story, part Shakespearean lore, The Shakespeare Thefts will charm the Bard's many fans." -- Publisher
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Title
The Shakespeare thefts
Creator
Summary
"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 heavilytattooed 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. Part literary detective story, part Shakespearean lore, The Shakespeare Thefts will charm the Bard's many fans"--
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10035456
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DLC
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822.3/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3071
LC item number
.R37 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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in search of the first folios
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in search of the first folios
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Eric Rasmussen
The Shakespeare thefts : in search of the first folios, Eric Rasmussen
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The Shakespeare thefts : in search of the first folios, Eric Rasmussen
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A literary detective story -- The most hated man in England : the Gondomar copy -- First Folio hunters -- A Cuban fraud : the Durham University copy -- The waiting is the hardest part -- Unrecovered : the Manchester University copy -- The Pope's sticky fingers -- A close personal relationship : the Pembroke copies -- Nationalism, bullets, and a recovered treasure -- The bibliomaniac : the Sir Thomas Phillipps copy -- Looking into Shakespeare's eyes -- Fell in the weeping brook : the Fiske Harris copy -- Got to get ourselves back to the garden -- The King's companion : Royalist copies, Puritan copies -- A literary thief, a bootlegger, a shoe salesman, and Hitler : the Williams College copy -- Why is 'The Whore of Babylon' well thumbed? -- Alienated : the Hereford Cathedral copy -- Creative control -- "Purloined & embezzled" : the William Beeston copy -- The world's worst stolen treasure -- Appendix. The making of the Shakespeare First Folio
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ocn706021013
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 212 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780230109414
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011028287
Other physical details
facsims., ports.

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