First folio of Shakespeare discovered in France

First folio discovered

From the New York Times:


First folios of Shakespeare’s plays are among the world’s rarest books, intensely scrutinized by scholars for what their sometimes-minute variations — each copy is different — reveal about the playwright’s intentions.


Now a previously unknown folio has surfaced at a small library in northern France, bringing the world’s known total of surviving first folios to 233.


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