DOI: 10.1093/library/22.1.33 View full text |Buy / Rent full text

Abstract: This essay provides a case study of an otherwise-unknown clerical library from the 1640s that includes a copy of a Shakespeare folio alongside a few other literary works, including John Donne's Poems (1633). The essay offers a biography of the library's owner, a sketch of the library as a whole, and concludes by considering the unusual status of the Shakespeare folio in this collection. An appendix transcribes the inventory in which the library is catalogued. In this collection of around 200 books, the Shakesp… Show more

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