“while the pages of Romeo and Juliet have been nearly worn to shreds, King John has been left virtually intact.”

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Oxford University’s Bodleian Library is working to make the first edition of Shakespeare’s collected works, published in 1623 and carrying the physical wear and tear of 17th century readers, online for free.

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