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How To Search BEN JONSON'S 1616 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 (1-1026) 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), 2002 (for the spine).

1.1.2 To search by the signatures:

  • Type a signature of the BEN JONSON Folio, from ¶2 to Qqqq4v, 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 [para] for ¶.
  • 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), spine (for the spine).
  • The BEN JONSON 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 [para]2, [para]2r
2 [para]2v
3 [para]3, [para]3r
4 [para]3v
5 [para]4, [para]4r
6 [para]4v
7 [para]5, [para]5r
8 [para]5v
9 [para]6, [para]6r
10 [para]6v
339 Ee3.Poet, Ee3r.Poet
340 Ee3v.Poet
519 Vu3, Vu3r, Vv3, Vv3r
520 Vu3v, Vv3v
615 Eee3, Eee3r, Ee3.Alch, Ee3r.Alch
616 Eee3v, Ee3v.Alch
2000 front
2002 spine



For the abbreviated forms of the play titles see here.

1.2 Title Search

        
Here you can search by titles 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 Ben Jonson, edited by C.H. Herford and Percy and Evelyn Simpson, 11 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1925-52).

    Please note that MR 1092-f is not a complete copy. MUSC shows the images taken from another copy coded MR 781 in place of the 18 pages MR 1092-f lacks, viz. ¶2, ¶2v, ¶6-A1v, G3-G4v, M3-M4v and Qqqq3-Qqqq4v.

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 Icons to display the reference page
2.5 Icons to display close-ups

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 35 KB, 50 KB, 180 KB and 550 KB accordingly.

2.2 Forward and backward buttons

Forward 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 250 KB.

2.4 Icon to display the authentic general title page

The copy coded MR 1092-f, the MUSC's copy text, has a substituted general title page. To display the authentic general title page and its verso page (sigs. ¶2 and ¶2v), please click on the icon in the upper right corner:
         
You will see the pages taken from the copy coded MR 781.

2.5 Icons to display close-ups

To display the close-up images of the marginal notes, click on the icons attached to the appropriate locations around the page image:
        

Please note that not all the annotations are provided with close-ups.
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