The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0675 Monday, 7 April 2003
Date: Sunday, 06 Apr 2003 17:25:27 -0700
Subject: Old Book Exhibit
Those living, or who will be in the San Francisco Bay Area in the next
few months have the opportunity to see some first or important editions
of some well known books.
Stanford University's Green Library is holding an exhibit of books
acquired by the library during the past few years. Amongst the over 20
display cases of books, there are several titles likely to be of
interest to members of SHAKSPER and those who work in early modern
English literature. Here are some highlights.
John Stow's *A Svmmarie of the Chronicles of England*, 1590.
Stow's *A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster*, with added
Virgil's *Opera*, the 1566 Second Plantin edition.
John Genest's first volume (of ten) of *Some Account of the English
Stage from the Restoration in 1660 to 1830*, 1832.
Tobie Mathew's translation of Augustine's *Confessions* with "Marginall
Notes" by William Watts to answer the "Popish translation", 1650.
Ludovico Ariosto's *Orlando Furioso* edited by Girolamo Ruscelli, c.
John Milton's *Tetrachordon*, 1645.
Bensley's edition of John Milton with engraved plates after Henry
Thomas Heywood's modernization and abridgement of John Lydgate's *The
Life and Death of Hector*, 1614.
George Steevens's *Bibliotheca Steevensiana*, annotated with the names
of buyers and prices paid, 1800.
There are four editions of Shakespeare, including Steevens's, with most
plates after Fuseli and two by William Blake, 1805.
One volume of Thomas Hanmer's *The Works of Shakespeare in Six
Volumes...Adorned with Sculptures Designed and Executed by the Best
*The Works of Mr. William Shakesper*, printed for Jacob Touson, 1709.
One volume of Nicholas Rowe's eight volume edition, 1714.
The exhibit is located in the gallery area on the second floor of the
original library, now called the Bing Wing. Click here for library
Access to the library is restricted to students, faculty, and a few
others, but visitors are usually allowed a day pass. Click here for
contact information about a visitor's pass:
All the best,
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