Rare Shakespeare First Folio on display in Newcastle

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2016-03-16 11:24:12

One of only 233 copies of Shakespeare's First Folio's is to exhibit in Newcastle after leaving the British Library for the first time.

The rare Folio was formally owned by George III and has been described as a "once in a lifetime opportunity" by Newcastle council cabinet member David Stockdale.

750 copies of the book were printed seven years after Shakespeare's death in 1623 and only 233 are known to be in existence today. It will be on display in Newcastle City Library until 24 April. 

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