Someone just discovered the first edition of Shakespeare’s plays; let’s repeat that – someone just found the very first edition, a four-hundred-year-old original first edition copy of the god of English literature in a Scottish Island. Okay, so what? You might wonder.

Only 203 copies apparently exist in the entire world, where are most of them, we don’t know. So this copy, which would soon go on public display, will give us a glimpse into a rare slice of history.A professor called called Emma Smith, who deals in Shakespeare Studies, made the discovery on the Isle of Bute in Scotland, and all necessary check have been made to confirm that this find is indeed an original and authentic copy.

The cover of the book is made of goat-skin and is the only edition which actually has a illustration of the bard’s face and thus the only legitimate source for the world of knowing what he may have looked like…

Source: Dicovery of a 400 yr-old first edition of Shakespeare’s plays & 6 words we owe him – storystreet

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