National Geographic : 1951 Sep
42U No Price Tag Could Possibly Be Placed on the 36 Rare Books and Documents on This Table Curator Giles E. Dawson displays treasures including a warrant (center, third from bottom) which released Sir Walter Raleigh from the Tower of London in 1616 to lead a gold-seeking voyage to the Orinoco, two years before he was executed. Below it is a deed to Shakespeare's London house. In the foreground (center) lies the largest copy of the First Folio, the first collected edition of the poet's plays (1623). The Burton Volume, an extremely valuable collection of the Bard's nondramatic poems (lower left), turned up in a coach house in Shropshire, England, in 1920.