The Norton Facsimile Of The First Folio Of Shakespeare by Charlton HinmanThe Norton Facsimile Of The First Folio Of Shakespeare by Charlton Hinman

The Norton Facsimile Of The First Folio Of Shakespeare

EditorCharlton HinmanIllustratorCharlton Hinman

Hardcover | October 18, 2011

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When it was published in 1968, The Norton Facsimile set a new standard for scholarly accuracy. It was the first facsimile in which every page had been selected from a large number of copies in an attempt to find a clean, clear example with minimal show-through. Even more important, it offered the latest, most corrected state of pages known to vary from copy to copy because of correction at press. Finally, it introduced a standard system of reference, "through line numbering," based on the lines printed in the 1623 edition rather than on the acts, scenes, and lines of a modern edition. These improvements, the meticulous work of the great Folio scholar Charlton Hinman made possible by the extensive Folger Library Collection, established The Norton Facsimile as an indispensable volume for book collectors and serious readers of Shakespeare.
The late Charlton Hinman was the editor of the Shakespeare Quarto Facsimiles and professor of English at the University of Kansas.
Title:The Norton Facsimile Of The First Folio Of ShakespeareFormat:HardcoverDimensions:968 pages, 14.8 × 10.2 × 2.4 inPublished:October 18, 2011Publisher:WW Norton

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393039854

ISBN - 13:9780393039856


Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Shakespeare lover's ultimate If you love and appreciate Shakespeare this is well worth the price. Not only do you get the "First Folio" without paying 6 million dollars -- but you get the BEST Folio in the world! It has been remarkably compiled from dozens of original First Folios held in the Folger library. This Charlton Hinman guy developed a collating device that let him select the BEST quality as well as the proper CORRECTED of each page. Although I have just delved into it, I can add that it is actually READABLE. Yes, you can read (and enjoy) that very first collected Works of William Shakespeare from 1623. You won't die without so-and-so scholar's careful "emendations" and copious Notes !!! My only wish is the pages did not have such wide margins--I would have liked it more EXACTLY like the Folio pages.
Date published: 2014-09-28

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First published in 1968, this folio caught the attention and appreciation of actors and scholars everywhere for its most accurate representation of William Shakespeare's writing. The photographic copies of the original works set a new standard for academic accuracy, introducing, among other features, the line numbering reference method, based on the lines printed in the 1623 edition. The Norton Facsimile of the First Folio of Shakespeare has it all together, clear and as true to the original word as physically possible. This is authoritative because it is Shakespeare himself, for once.