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BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale

30 Mar 06 - 04:24 PM (#1706932)
Subject: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Windsinger

Rare Shakespeare folio could fetch $6.1M

Whimper.

Slán,

~Fionn

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30 Mar 06 - 05:18 PM (#1706968)
Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko

I checked e-bay and did not see this.


30 Mar 06 - 05:24 PM (#1706974)
Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Peace

Buy two, they're small.


30 Mar 06 - 05:30 PM (#1706978)
Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Windsinger

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

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30 Mar 06 - 05:33 PM (#1706982)
Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Peace

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.


30 Mar 06 - 10:19 PM (#1707155)
Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Kaleea

It's sposta be sold in July.


30 Mar 06 - 11:03 PM (#1707168)
Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: JohnInKansas

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


30 Mar 06 - 11:20 PM (#1707175)
Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: John O'L

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


31 Mar 06 - 06:26 AM (#1707388)
Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Purple Foxx

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


31 Mar 06 - 08:35 AM (#1707479)
Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Desdemona

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

~D


31 Mar 06 - 02:19 PM (#1707709)
Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Peace

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


31 Mar 06 - 03:18 PM (#1707761)
Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Purple Foxx

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


31 Mar 06 - 03:19 PM (#1707763)
Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Peace

LOL


31 Mar 06 - 03:27 PM (#1707765)
Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Windsinger

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


31 Mar 06 - 03:30 PM (#1707771)
Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Peace

Eggs, milk, bread . . . .


31 Mar 06 - 03:40 PM (#1707779)
Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Windsinger

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

Slán,

~Fionn

www.geocities.com/children_of_lir


31 Mar 06 - 03:45 PM (#1707780)
Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Peace

Sew buttons back on . . . .


31 Mar 06 - 04:08 PM (#1707798)
Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

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


31 Mar 06 - 04:14 PM (#1707803)
Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Peace

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


31 Mar 06 - 04:20 PM (#1707812)
Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

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.


31 Mar 06 - 04:30 PM (#1707819)
Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: John O'L

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.


31 Mar 06 - 04:34 PM (#1707822)
Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: Peace

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

Me too. The price just halved.


31 Mar 06 - 04:40 PM (#1707829)
Subject: RE: BS: Shakespeare 'first folio' for sale
From: John O'L

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.