The Elizabethan Club of Yale University and Its Library


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Yale University's Elizabethan Club is the home of an outstanding collection of rare editions of early English literature, including the four Folios of Shakespeare, the famous forty quartos acquired from the Huth Collection, the finest of the four known copies of Venus and Adonis, and the unique copy of the first Troilus and Cressida. This volume by Stephen Parks makes available for the first time a detailed bibliographical catalogue of the collection, including full details of provenance, binding, and condition of each of the books.

"So thoroughly readable a book as this will certainly provide enjoyment; but it should also provoke reflection on the influence of taste upon historical understanding and the scholarly priorities of the last century and a half."—David McKitterick, Times Literary Supplement



"A splendidly produced and valuable catalog  and history of the library of the Elizabethan club at Yale."—Dean H. Keller, Library and Information Science

"This booklover's book for booklovers is at the same time a valuable reference work, a catalogue of the Yale Elizabethan Club's magnificent library, a collection that excels nearly all university libraries and must be their envy. . . . This book is handsomely produced and lavishly illustrated."—Franklin B. Williams, Georgetown University (Emeritus)

"[An] elegantly produced volume."—Peter Davison, Review of English Studies
ISBN: 9780300036695
Publication Date: September 10, 1986
280 pages, 7 x 10
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