Rare Shakespeare folio goes on display at Durham University

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London, Jan 16 (ANI): The Shakespeare First Folio, which was stolen in 1998, is being displayed at an exhibition in Durham University.

Visitors to the exhibition at the new Wolfson Gallery at the university can view the 1623 first edition of the bard's work in its current condition.

Its bindings and some pages were removed to try to disguise its origins, reports the BBC.

It will be conserved to protect it from damage after the exhibition. It is one of the earliest examples of a gathering together of the playwright's work.

Raymond Scott of Wingate, County Durham, was cleared of stealing the book, but found guilty of handling stolen goods and jailed for eight years in July.

He was also convicted of taking stolen goods abroad.

The folio, which has an estimated value of 1.5million pounds, will form the centrepiece of the Treasures of Durham University in the refurbished Wolfson Gallery.

It will be on display until 6 March. (ANI)

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