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    A Leaf from Each of the Four Shakespeare Folios

    William Shakespeare. Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies. A Leaf from each of The Four Folios. The First Folio 1623, The Second Folio 1632, The Third Folio 1664, The Fourth Folio 1685. [N.p.]: JSW, 1979.

    Cover title (printed in red and black). Four folio leaves, comprising: pages 225/226 of "The Life of King Henry the Eight" in the First Folio of 1623 (measuring 12.875 x 8.4375 inches; 328 x 214 mm.); pages 41/42 of "The Life and Death of Richard the second" in the Second Folio of 1632 (measuring 12.9375 x 8.5625 inches; 329 x 217 mm.); pages 843/844 of "Anthony and Cleopatra" in the Third Folio of 1664 (measuring 12.25 x 8.375 inches; 312 x 211 mm.); and pages 109/110 of "Much ado about Nothing" in the Fourth Folio of 1685 (measuring 13.5 x 8.875 inches; 342 x 225 mm.). Watermarks visible on the leaf from the First Folio and the leaf from the Third Folio.

    There is evidence along the gutter margin of the leaves having once been bound. The First Folio leaf from "The Life of King Henry the Eight" has a small piece torn from the upper margin, affecting the rule border and a few letters in the headline, slight browning to the upper edge, and some marginal soiling. The Second Folio leaf from "The Life and Death of Richard the second" has slight browning and a small stain to the upper edge and a few tiny rust spots. The Third Folio leaf from "Anthony and Cleopatra" has a tiny tear to the lower blank margin and some slight staining, especially to the lower corner. The Fourth Folio leaf from "Much ado about Nothing" has a few tiny marginal tears and a few small stains. The leaves are loosely laid into a white card folder printed in red and black on the front.

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