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Friday, 08 April 2016 - 6:56
First folio of Shakespeare found on Scottish island
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A copy of Shakespeare's First Folio, one of the most sought-after books in the world, has been discovered in a stately home on a Scottish island, foreign media reports.

‘This copy of the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays, published in 1623, was found at Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute.’

Academics who authenticated the book called it a rare and significant find.

About 230 copies of the First Folio are known to exist. A copy owned by Oxford University sold for £3.5m in 2003.

Emma Smith, professor of Shakespeare studies at Oxford University, said her first reaction on being told the stately home was claiming to have an original First Folio was: "Like hell they have."

But when she inspected the three-volume book she found it was authentic.

"We've found a First Folio that we didn't know existed," said Prof Smith.

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