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The earliest English types by William Caxton were blackletter types, but the fact that most early printed material in England was written in Latin led to the adoption of Roman types for English typesetting pretty soon after. No serious effort at reintroducing blackletter types for English was contemplated until the nineteenth century when William Morris had ...


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This is a supplement to the excellent answers already provided. The Tempest is one of 18 plays which were first published in the 1623 First Folio, so all subsequent editions derive from the Folio text. The differences in the various editions cited in the question all reflect decisions made by the editors of those particular editions. A facsimile of the First ...


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I would not recommend the Barnes and Noble editions. To establish a sound version of a text, a good text editor or a reliable translator are essential. B & N does not use either of these, simply reprinting public domain texts and translations instead. This makes their books inexpensive but their texts unreliable. A text editor looks at all the early ...


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