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BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale

John O'L 31 Mar 06 - 04:40 PM
Peace 31 Mar 06 - 04:34 PM
John O'L 31 Mar 06 - 04:30 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 31 Mar 06 - 04:20 PM
Peace 31 Mar 06 - 04:14 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 31 Mar 06 - 04:08 PM
Peace 31 Mar 06 - 03:45 PM
Windsinger 31 Mar 06 - 03:40 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: John O'L
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 04:40 PM

Damn. I guess there's no point putting on ebay now. I was hoping to get about $12 million for it, considering it's got so much more in it and it's so much more recent. Probably in better condition too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Peace
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 04:34 PM

"I've got a copy of the complete works."

Me too. The price just halved.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: John O'L
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 04:30 PM

I don't know what the big deal is. I've got a copy of the complete works. I fart on the first folio.

Oh, and if it's notes in the margin you want Windsinger, there are plenty of those in mine.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 04:20 PM

The folio is being sold by the trustees of Dr. Williams Library, in order to preserve the library and its research collection. Dr. Williams Library was established in the early 18th c., and is known for its research library on English Protestant dissent.

Only one other copy of this quality remains in private hands.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Peace
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 04:14 PM

"The last time a Gutenberg Old Testament fragment (not even complete) sold, it commanded over $16 million."


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Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 04:08 PM

The folio will be sold in Sotheby's London salesrooms. The estimate is $5.1-$7.1 million Canadian.
The original printing was 750 and the price was one guinea. About one-third survive, but some are in poor condition.
In 2001, a copy sold in New York for $6.5 million at Christie's. Sotheby's is "quietly confident" that the volume will beat this price.

The record price for a book is $8.8 million for Audobon's "Birds of America."
The Calgary Herald, article from The Telegraph, March 31, 2006


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Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Peace
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 03:45 PM

Sew buttons back on . . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Windsinger
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 03:40 PM

"Pick up dry-cleaning (remind them 'no starch in the tights', they broke last time I tried to put them on...)

Slán,

~Fionn

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Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Peace
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 03:30 PM

Eggs, milk, bread . . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Windsinger
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 03:27 PM

Purple, I WISH that's something I could realistically ask for. :/

What's really killin' me is the thought of all those 17th-century handwritten scribbles in the margins.

Who wrote them? What were they saying? What did they think of the material? Like it, hate it, "meh,-I-like-Kit-Marlowe's-stuff-better"?

(Or was it just a grocery list?)

RrrRrrrgh. Maddening.

Slán,

~Fionn

www.geocities.com/children_of_lir


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Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Peace
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 03:19 PM

LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Purple Foxx
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 03:18 PM

Desdemona made that clear,Peace.
She wants "It".


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Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Peace
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 02:19 PM

WHICH INDIVIDUAL WORD DO YOU WANT? IT'S YOURS.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Desdemona
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 08:35 AM

My birthday's in just a couple of weeks....I WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~D


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Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Purple Foxx
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 06:26 AM

Windsinger,is this a hint as to what you want for your Birthday?


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Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: John O'L
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 11:20 PM

Everyone knows all the endings now...sell it. Get something new.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 11:03 PM

If they held onto it for 290 years and are just now parting with it...

'Bout how long it would take me to read the whole dang thing.

They prob'ly just finished routing it 'round the office, and everybody's read it.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Kaleea
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 10:19 PM

It's sposta be sold in July.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Peace
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 05:33 PM

They say in the article that the sale of this folio will secure the financial stability of the library for generations to come, thus securing also the assorted other works contained therein. One thing's for sure: William ain't gettin' no royalties from it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Windsinger
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 05:30 PM

I just wanna know what obnoxiously rich bastard's got that much to plunk down and walk away with it.

If they held onto it for 290 years and are just now parting with it, that library must be seriously hurtin' for cash.

Slán,

~Fionn

www.geocities.com/children_of_lir


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Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Peace
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 05:24 PM

Buy two, they're small.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 05:18 PM

I checked e-bay and did not see this.


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Subject: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Windsinger
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 04:24 PM

Rare Shakespeare folio could fetch $6.1M

Whimper.

Slán,

~Fionn

www.geocities.com/children_of_lir


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