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Not of an Age, But for All Time: Shakespeare at the Huntington

Not of an Age, But for All Time: Shakespeare at the Huntington
Your Price: $21.95 CDN
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Author: Jane Purcell
Publisher: Huntington Library Press
Format: Hardcover
# of Pages: 85
Pub. Date: 2005
ISBN-10: 0873282019
ISBN-13: 9780873282017

About the Book:

Rare book, very limited quantities available

The Huntington Library's Shakespeare collection is one of the four largest in the world. That an American library, and a California library at that, could match the collections of the two great libraries of England was a source of considerable pride to Henry Huntington.

This generously illustrated volume introduces readers to Shakespeare the man, the poet, and the playwright, using examples from the Huntington Library's store of rare items. The book Not of an Age, But for All Time also addresses the valuable scholarship that has resulted from studies of this collection. While most of the colour illustrations are from the Huntington Library's extra-illustrated Turner Shakespeare, the volume also includes images drawn from the art collections and other rare books in the Library.

What people say:

"This is a pleasing book for anyone with an interest in Shakespeare's life and works ... Purcell's command of Shakespeare scholarship comes through on every page, but the knowledge is worn lightly and served up with a palatable style ... a good model for libraries to follow, as it is a publication that successfully straddles the generic divides between a monograph, an in-house guide, and an exhibition catalog." — Fine Books & Collections Magazine

"[A] beautifully designed and bound book ... The text touches on textual authenticity, the question of authorship and many other attendant elements of Shakespeariana with admirable succinctness." — Palm Beach Post

"The Book – beautifully bound and featuring an array of vivid illustrations on its quality stock paper – explores the collection of quartos and folios of the Bard's work, some published in his lifetime … With Ms. Purcell's down-to-earth but knowledgeable writing style and lovely reproductions of paintings, Not of an Age makes a fine gift for art lovers, bibliophiles and Shakespeare enthusiasts." — Claremont Courier

About the Author:

Jane Purcell has taught Shakespeare to high school students in Claremont, California, for more than 20 years.