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Professor Eric Rasmussen of the University of Nevada, Reno has spent more than a decade with an international team of researchers to track down all the copies of The First Folio - the original complete works of Shakespeare published in London in 1623. It's part scholarship, part cloak and dagger as wealthy collectors are less than scrupulous about the origins of their books.
 
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Eric Rasmussen, PhD, Prof of English, Dept Chair, UNR; and author,  The Shakespeare Thefts: In Search of the First Folios

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