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The facsimile opposite represents the title-page of the 1623 Folio edition of Shakespeare's plays, in which 'The Tempest' occupies first place. The photograph is made from the Elizabethan Club copy. On the page facing the title the Folio has the following note, signed with Ben Jonson's initials:
"To the Reader.
This Figure, that thou here seest put,
with Nature, to out-doo the life:
But, since he cannot, Reader, looke
Not on his Picture, but his Booke.