Friday Finds: Skaksperes Works

12181098_10153782746169416_1225405624_o10443124_10153782755569416_7422644243574034252_oIt was Mark Twain who once said; “So far as anybody actually knows and can prove, Shakespeare of Stratford-on-Avon never wrote a play in his life.” And according to this week’s Friday find, it seems he was right. 

Although I can’t find much about these two collections of his work, it seems the spelling Shakspere, as opposed to the current alternative Shakespeare, was used in print between 1785 and 1873. 

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As you can see, while old, the books are still in reasonable condition and they do give off a waft of VOCs. And despite the nonstandard name, the work inside is just as delightful as that other bloke’s.

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My personal preference has always been Coriolanus.  
– Gareth

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