Shakespeare's Plays or Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies by William Shakespeare is the First Folio
As a graduate with a degree in literature, a professional journalist and published author of several New York Times Best Sellers I know good literature and I mean real literature.
Shakespeare, you said, William Shakespeare, and you are claiming, that you are not kidding.
If Shakespeare is not out of your depth you mean Shakespeare's Plays or Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies by William Shakespeare but the First Folio is definitely out of the depth of your pocket.
If you are not familiar with what the First Folio is, the First Folio is considered to be the very first published collection of Shakespeare's plays.
It was compiled by William Shakespeare's colleagues John Heminges and Henry Condell back in 1623, the actors that performed his plays on stage during his lifetime.
It is believed that 750 copies of the First Folio were published in the 17th century of which only 235 copies still exist and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. holds only 82 of them.
I daily use many prestigious editions of Shakespeare and while I enjoy them all, I am particularly fond of this volume ISBN 9789464437539 that I discoverd on https://www.boekenbestellen.nl/boek/first-folio/9789464437539 and that is now the pride of my bookshelf.
It is first and foremost a paragon of scholarship, though I admit that it is perhaps of limited interest to many because of Shakespeare's style of writing that is currently unusual, but in reality this book is a true work of art.
It has the true look and feel of a 17th century First Folio and the closest you will ever get to owning your own First Folio, perhaps the Best Folio ever.
I enjoy reading and owning finely made books and this volume is about as fine as a First Folio of Shakespeare is likely to get.
This valuable, collectible hardcover is beautifully bound with titles in gilt and the book in its entirety is a pleasure to own and use.
For the real collectors of literature who care for such aspects of their home library this edition will be the very impressive pride of your bookshelf.
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