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The millionaire and the bard : Henry Folger's obsessive hunt for Shakespeare's first folio

Mays, Andrea E. (author.).

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Summary:

"Today it is the most valuable book in the world. Recently one sold for over five million dollars. It is the book that rescued the name of William Shakespeare and half of his plays from oblivion. The Millionaire and the Bard tells the miraculous and romantic story of the making of the First Folio, and of the American industrialist whose thrilling pursuit of the book became a lifelong obsession." --
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 822.33 MAY 2015 (Text) 33892100289934 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 06/03/2015 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781439118238
  • ISBN: 143911823X
  • ISBN: 9781439141243
  • Physical Description: print
    xvi, 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • PublisherSSS: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-316) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue -- The Good [That Men Do] Is Oft Interred with Their Bones -- Adieu...Remember Me -- Whatever You Do, Buy -- My Shakespeare, Rise -- Had I the Money, You Would Come... -- Had I the Means, I would not Hesitate to Buy -- The Most Precious Book in the World -- A Shakespeare Discovery -- Do... Devise Some Way to Get the Books -- The False Folio -- I Am an American -- Portrait of a Collector -- Thou Art a Moniment, Without a Tombe -- It is the Key of our Hearts -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.: "Today it is the most valuable book in the world. Recently one sold for over five million dollars. It is the book that rescued the name of William Shakespeare and half of his plays from oblivion. The Millionaire and the Bard tells the miraculous and romantic story of the making of the First Folio, and of the American industrialist whose thrilling pursuit of the book became a lifelong obsession." --
Subject: Folger, Henry Clay 1857-1930
Shakespeare, William 1564-1616 Bibliography Folios. 1623
Book collectors New York (State) New York Biography
Millionaires New York (State) New York Biography
New York (N.Y.) Commerce History
New York (N.Y.) Intellectual life
Shakespeare, William 1564-1616
Shakespeare, William 1564-1616 Friends and associates
Publishers and publishing England London History 17th century
London (England) Intellectual life 17th century
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