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How to Search THE SECOND FOLIO

This section will show you:

1. You can search by:

1.1 Direct Search
1.2 Title Search

1.1 Direct Search

        
Here you can search by either the image numbers or the signatures.

1.1.1 To search by the image numbers:

  • Type in 'Image #' box a required through page number of the MUSC copy (1-908) and click on the GO button.
  • Please note that you can see the binding images of the copy by typing in the same box with one of the following numbers: 2000 (for the front board), 2001 (for the back board), 2002 (for the spine), and 2003 (for the fore edge).

1.1.2 To search by the signatures:

  • Type a signature of the Second Folio, from [pi]A1 to ddd4v, without the prefix 'sig.' in 'Signature' box and click on the GO button.
    NOTE: You can designate recto pages with or without an r. Both, e.g. A1r and A1, are valid.
  • Please type [pi] for π meaning preliminaries.
  • Please note that you can see the binding images of the copy by typing in the same box with one of the following words: front (for the front board), back (for the back board), spine, and edge (for the fore edge).
  • The Second Folio has several anomalous signatures. You can search those pages according to the following table, which also includes all the signatures of the preliminaries.

Image # Signature
1 [pi]A1, [pi]A1r
2 [pi]A1v
3 [pi]A2.for[pi]A2, [pi]A2r.for[pi]A2, [pi]A2.for[pi]A2r, [pi]A2r.for[pi]A2r,
4 [pi]A2v.for[pi]a2v
5 [pi]A3, [pi]A3r, [pi]A2r.for[pi]A3, [pi]A2.for[pi]A3r, [pi]A2r.for[pi]A3r
6 [pi]A3v, [pi]A2v.for[pi]A3v
7 [pi]A4, [pi]A4r
8 [pi]A4v
9 [pi]A5, [pi]A5r
10 [pi]A5v
11 [pi]A6, [pi]A6r
12 [pi]A6v
117 I1.Err, I1r.Err
118 I1v.Err
121 I3.Ado, I3r.Ado
122 I3v.Ado
153 M1.LLL, M1r.LLL
154 M1v.LLL
413 h3.2H4, h3r.2H4
414 h3v.2H4
421 i1, i1r, I1.2H4, I1r.2H4
422 i1v, I1v.2H4
425 i3, i3r, I3.H5, I3r.H5
426 i3v, I3v.H5
449 l3, l3r, h3.H5, h3r.H5
450 l3v, h3v.H5
457 m1, m1r, M1.1H6, M1r.1H6
458 m1v, M1v.1H6
459 m2, m2r, m3.form2, m3r.form2, m3.form2r, m3r.form2r
460 m2v, m3v.form2v
461 m3.form3, m3r.form3, m3.form3r, m3r.form3r
462 m3v.form3v
601 bb1.forbb1, bb1r.forbb1, bb1.forbb1r, bb1r.forbb1r
602 bb1v.forbb1v
603 bb2.forbb2, bb2r.forbb2, bb2.forbb2r, bb2r.forbb2r
604 bb2v.forbb2v
613 cc1, cc1r, bb1.forcc1, bb1r.forcc1, bb1.forcc1r, bb1r.forcc1r
614 cc1v, bb1v.forcc1v
615 cc2, cc2r, bb2.forcc2, bb2r.forcc2, bb2.forcc2r, bb2r.forcc2r
616 cc2v, bb2v.forcc2v
663 gg2, gg2r, gg3.forgg2, gg3r.forgg2, gg3.forgg2r, gg3r.forgg2r
664 gg2v, gg3v.forgg2v
665 gg3.forgg3, gg3r.forgg3, gg3.forgg3r, gg3r.forgg3r
666 gg3v.forgg3v
2000 front
2001 back
2002 spine
2003 edge



For the abbreviated forms of the play titles see here.

1.2 Title Search

        
Here you can search by titles either with the act, scene and line number or with the Through Line Numbers (TLN).

NOTE: The "Through Line Numbers" as established by Dr. Charleton Hinman in THE NORTON FACSIMILE: THE FIRST FOLIO OF SHAKESPEARE (copyright © 1968 by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.), are used in this database by permission of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. TLN's copyright information can be obtained by clicking on TLN: on the search page.

1.2.1 To perform a search with the act, scene and line number:

  • Select the title from the drop-down menu.
  • Select the act, scene, and line number required from the drop-down menu of each box. As you proceed in selecting the act, scene and line number in this order, the image will be shown at the moment the required folio page is identified.

    NOTE: The act and scene divisions and the line numbers are based on The Riverside Shakespeare, ed. by G. Blakemore Evans (Houghton Mifflin, 1974).

1.2.2 To perform a search with the TLN:

  • Select the title from the drop-down menu.
  • Select the range of TLN from the drop-down menu.

2 You can navigate the page by:

2.1 Image size selection buttons
2.2 Forward and backward buttons
2.3 Printable image button
2.4 Icon to display the corresponding page

2.1 Image size selection buttons

To select the image sizes, click on one of the four buttons; S (for small),M (for medium),L (for large) or XL (for extra large). The default size is S.
        
Please note that the volume of the image files for these different sizes are approximately 9 KB, 35 KB, 150 KB and 600 KB accordingly.

2.2 Forward and backward buttons

Foward and backward buttons will display the pages immediately before or after the current page.

Please note that the forward and backward buttons function only within the folio pages or the binding images. You cannot move from the folio pages to the binding images or vice versa.

2.3 Printable image button

To display the printable image of the page displayed, click on the printable image button:
        
The printable image will be displayed in another window with white-coloured background. The volume of the file offered here is approximately 210 KB.

2.4 Icon to display the corresponding page

To display the corresponding page of other Folios, click on the icon in the upper right corner.
           
The meaning of "the corresponding page of other Folios" is the page which includes the first line of the current page.
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