The Collation

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Posts Tagged: First Folio

Pen facsimiles of early print

As the commenters on last week’s crocodile guessed, the mystery image showed writing masquerading as print or, to use the more formal term, a pen facsimile (click on any of the images in the post to enlarge them): pen facsimile of the 1611 Authorized Bible (STC 2216), sig. ^2^2A6r It’s telling that two of the three guesses focused not on the blackletter but on the roman font and the decorated initial.… Continue Reading

First Folios online

Editor’s Note, March 30, 2016: Sarah now is maintaining an up-to-date list of digitized First Folios on her personal site. When you’ve finished reading this post, please head over there to check out the current list. I imagine that you’re all thinking the same thing I’m thinking in the lead-up to April 23rd, Shakespeare’s birthday/deathday: Where can I find a good online facsimile of the First Folio?… Continue Reading