Special Collections

Feature of the month: Randle Cotgrave's French dictionary

In 2016 Senate House Library is commemorating the quartercentenary of the death of William Shakespeare. This year’s Features of the Month celebrate books published in the same year as Shakespeare’s first four folios: 1623, 1632, 1664 and 1685. This is the second book to feature from 1632. A Dictionarie of the French and English Tongues Randle Cotgrave London: A. Islip, 1632 A4d [Cotgrave] fol. SR
3 May 2016
Dr Karen Attar

Feature of the Month: Foure Prentises

In 2016 Senate House Library is commemorating the quartercentenary of the death of William Shakespeare. This year’s Features of the Month celebrate books published in the same year as Shakespeare’s first four folios: 1623, 1632, 1664 and 1685. From April until June, 1632 features. The Foure Prentises of London: With the Conquest of Jerus alem Thomas Heywood London: N. Okes, 1632 [D.-L.L.] (XVII) Bc [Heywood]
1 Apr 2016
Dr Karen Attar

Feature of the Month: a Saxon Treatise in 1623

In 2016 Senate House Library is commemorating the quartercentenary of the death of William Shakespeare. This year’s Features of the Month celebrate books published in the same year as Shakespeare’s first four folios: 1623, 1632, 1664 and 1685. A Saxon Treatise Concerning the Old and New Testament Aelfric London: J. Haviland for H. Seile, 1623 [E.M.W.] 012 (SR)
1 Mar 2016
Dr Karen Attar

Metamorphosis

This year, Senate House Library will commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with a season of activities running from 14 April to 17 September. This includes a free onsite exhibition, a programme of events, and a website that provides rich digital content as well as research resources. The theme of the season is metamorphosis, loosely based on the ‘seven ages of man’ soliloquy from As You Like It – reflecting the fact that Shakespearean text and scholarship has changed dramatically over the last four centuries.
19 Feb 2016
Jackie Marfleet

Feature of the Month: fatal vesper at Blackfriars

In 2016 Senate House Library is commemorating the quartercentenary of the death of William Shakespeare. This year’s Features of the Month celebrate books published in the same year as Shakespeare’s first four folios. This is the second book featured that was published in the same year as the First Folio, 1623.

1 Feb 2016
Dr Karen Attar

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