Capell’s Shakespeariana: Catalogue of the Books Presented by by Walter Wilson Greg

By Walter Wilson Greg

Edward Capell (1713-1781) released his landmark variation of Shakespeare's works in ten volumes in the course of 1767-8. It used to be the 1st version to be ready from a totally new transcript from the surviving Folio and Quartos instead of a marked-up replica of the former variation, and hence he inaugurated a brand new course in textual enhancing of Shakespeare's paintings. In 1779 Capell gave away the library of books utilized in the instruction of his version, and the main invaluable a part of the gathering, comprising 245 volumes together with his copies of the quartos, went to Trinity collage. Capell insisted his books have been stored jointly, and they're nonetheless within the Wren Library on the university. This catalogue used to be ready in 1903 via the well known bibliographer and professional in early sleek drama, W. W. Greg, who grew to become Librarian of Trinity in 1907. It deals a desirable perception into Capell's resources and techniques.

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