Folger Shakespeare Library   /  Infinite Variety

Prepared in conjunction with the Folger’s 70th anniversary, this book presents the library’s history, public programs, and highlights from the collection.

  • Prepared in celebration of the Folger’s 70th anniversary, this book presents the library’s history, public programs and collection highlights.
  • Opening spread to a section discussing the Folger’s buildings and garden features the “Seven Ages of Man” stained glass window.
  • Most of the book is devoted to treasures from the Folger’s collection including the 1483 “Biblia Germanica” shown here.
  • This spread features a map from a 1513 printing of Ptolemy’s “Geography.” A detail of this print is used on the cover of the book.
  • A detail of a hand-colored print shows Marie de Médici’s visit to Cheapside London in 1639.
  • A beautifully illustrated volume of Shakespeare’s “Songs and Sonnets” was created in 1926 by Alberto Sangorski.

Folger Shakespeare Library   /  The Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608

A facsimile of a unique volume owned by the Folger, this 656-page book records biblical history, artisanal plans, calendar guides, and more.

  • A facsimile of a unique volume owned by the Folger, this 656-page book records biblical history, artisanal plans, calendar guides and more.
  • The book comes in a protective box printed with a simplified drawing of the dust jacket art.
  • The book cloth is gold foil stamped with the title and blind stamped with art used for the box cover.
  • The frontispiece, a calendar diagram from inside the book, is opposite the title page.
  • A spread from the prefatory materials reproduces selected source materials used by Trevelyon.
  • Detail of the typographic treatment from the prefatory materials.
  • The preface includes miniature reproductions of every page in the facsimile and a brief description of its content.
  • This spread from the facsimile shows Adam and Eve and their expulsion from the garden of Eden.

Other projects completed for the Folger Shakespeare Library include:

  • Letterwriting in Renaissance England, exhibition catalogue
  • Shakespeare’s Unruly Women, exhibition catalogue
  • The Housewife’s Rich Cabinet, exhibition catalogue
  • The Pen’s Excellencie exhibition catalogue
  • To Sleep, Perchance to Dream, exhibition catalogue
  • Voices for Tolerance, exhibition catalogue