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About this collection

The Droeshout portrait of Shakespeare used on the title page of the First FolioWelcome to the Folios of William Shakespeare! This complete set of all four folios was donated to Miami University in 1949 by Dr. O. O. Fisher. Fisher was a Miami alumnus (class of '09) who went on to become an industrial surgeon and an avid book collector.

 

The First, Second, and Fourth Folios are from the matched set once owned by Lord Leigh. The Third Folio was once a part of the collection of John Gribbel.

 

To view the folios, select from the menu above. In addition to the folios, this collection also includes a set of miscellaneous materials kept with the folios. This miscellanea includes descriptions and advertisements for these and other copies of Shakespeare's Folios.

 

**UPDATE**

Dr. Howard Blanning, Theatre, has been working on a transcription project for our collection of folios. Currently, the transcriptions of the first two folios are complete and proofed. Transcription of the third and fourth are in progress.

 

We encourage free use of the transcriptions but ask that you cite Dr. Blanning's work as the Havighurst Transcripts of the Four Folios of Shakespeare (or simply Havighurst Transcripts.

 
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