Experience an important piece of Shakespearean history with our Shakespeare’s Library series.
This gold-tooled design comes from a unique binding of the First Folio attributed to Christian Samuel Kalthoeber, a German bookbinder working in London. He created the beautiful new cover for this copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio around 1800.
Originally published in 1623 in London, Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories & Tragedies, known as the First Folio, is a frozen-in-time account of his plays, including typesetting errors and spelling mistakes!
A massive publishing undertaking, it was proofread and corrected while being printed, so different versions of the book contain different errors and corrections. Prepared by his colleagues John Heminges and Henry Condell seven years after his death, it contains 36 of Shakespeare’s plays printed in folio format.
Today, the First Folio is considered one of the most influential books ever published.
Our First Folio design is available as a grande, ultra, midi and mini softcover Flexi notebook and as a bookmark.