Waking Lion Press Announces the Release of Shakespeare's First Folio Ultimate

The most accurate transcription of the First Folio ever published, formatted as a typographic emulation of the original edition as published in 1623
By: The Editorium, LLC
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First Folio Ultimate front cover
First Folio Ultimate front cover
WEST JORDAN, Utah - April 11, 2023 - PRLog -- Waking Lion Press launches a new book, Shakespeare's First Folio Ultimate, celebrating the 400th anniversary of the First Folio's original publication in 1623. Edited by the scholarly team at PlayShakespeare.com, this is the most accurate transcription of the First Folio ever published.

ISBN 978-1-4341-0492-2
8.5 by 11 inches, 2.313 inches thick, 6.358 lb (2883.94 g)
1,138 pages
Case-laminate hardback
U.S. $54.95
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers

In addition to its accuracy, this beautifully typeset volume emulates the look and layout of the original, the first time this has ever been done in a modern publication. It features:
  • The First Folio's original spellings: "If Musicke be the food of Loue, play on."
  • Historical ligatures, such as Æ.
  • Special typographical characters, such as ſ, the "long s."
  • The page decorations used in the original.
  • The beautiful Fell Types commissioned during Shakespeare's era.
Jack Lyon, president of Waking Lion Press, notes, "First Folio facsimiles are available in print and online, but their uneven printing and primitive typesetting make them difficult to read. This edition resets the original text in new type, giving modern readers unprecedented access to Shakespeare's plays as they were originally published."

Download sample pages at www.wakinglionpress.com/First_Folio_Ultimate.pdf.

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