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Shakespeare's First FolioFour Centuries of an Iconic Book$
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Emma Smith

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198754367

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754367.001.0001

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(p.338) Conclusion
Shakespeare's First Folio

Emma Smith

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers some of the ways a First Folio can be too valuable, including some reasons for recent institutional sales. It then traces the final transfer of a copy in the period covered by the book, the return of the stolen Durham copy, the coverage of the ensuing trial, its apparent parallels with the story of Edward Dering in the Introduction, and the difficulties of incorporating this story into the overall narrative of the book.

Keywords:   Theft, Durham, value, over-value, trial, Scott, Raymond, sales

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