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The Materiality of the First Folio

  • New Mexico Museum of Art 107 West Palace Avenue Santa Fe, NM, 87501 United States (map)

This talk for the Docents at the Museum of Art explores the process of creating a book such as the First Folio in 1623. The original style of handwriting used in the early seventeenth century, the paper and how it was made before wood pulp was used, the writing of a manuscript, the markup of a manuscript for the print shop, the metal type, the binding, all uniting to create the work of art of a book such as the First Folio. Hands-on materials will be used. Robin Williams is the presenter. 

This event is not open to the public but is specifically for the Docents.

Thou hast caused printing to be used, and,
contrary to the king, his crown, and dignity,
thou hast built a paper-mill.
— Jack Cade, 2 Henry VI