Grant, Stephen H.
Title COLLECTING SHAKESPEARE THE STORY OF HENRY AND EMILY FOLGER
Book Condition As new
Jacket Condition As New Jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Press 2014
1421411873 / 9781421411873
Seller ID 28
M8vo. (9.25” x 6.25). pp. xvi, 244. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Red-brown paper covered boards with matching endpapers; gilt titles on spine; in original dust jacket. Illustrated throughout with Folger family photos and images of documents pertaining to the creation of the Folger Library. Author's signature and date appear on the title page. Collecting Shakespeare recounts the story of Henry and Emily Folger, who used the millions Henry amassed as President of Standard Oil to create one of the finest and largest collection of Shakespeare and Shakespeare related items in the world. The book also tells of Emily Folger’s efforts after Henry’s death to see that the Shakespeare Library became a reality so that they could share their 82 Shakespeare First Folios, 275,000 books, 60,000 manuscripts and a collection of Shakespeare related art work with the world.
Shakespeare, Elizabethan, First Folio, Books about Books, Folger