Shakespeare Folio

Rare Shakespeare Folio Found in French Town

AP Photo/Michel Spingler

AP Photo/Michel Spingler

Rare Shakespeare Folio Found in French Town

I don’t know about you, but I am absolutely giddy over this!

“The accidental discovery in a small library in northern France of an original first folio of Shakespeare’s plays has sent a jolt of excitement around the world of Shakespeare scholars.”

“Missing were 12 title pages, which record the printing date and location. So Cordonnier sought the help of Eric Rasmussen, a Nevada-based specialist in Shakespeare first folios, who traveled to the small town near Calais to examine it. Rasmussen concluded that it was among about 750 Shakespeare first folios printed in 1623, seven years after the playwright died.”

…I need to learn more about Mr. Rasmussen and his work.