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Bodleian’s battered Shakespeare First Folio to be put on internet

“Before they laid a finger on the battered, brown-leather book, the conservators at the Bodleian library in Oxford just sat and stared at it, working out how to do as little as possible. The sorry-looking volume is one of the most famous books in the world: the  1623 First Folio of the plays of William Shakespeare, published within seven years of his death by his friends and fellow actors, and the only reason the world inherited plays including The  Tempest, Twelfth Night, Macbeth and Julius Caesar.”

via The Guardian

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