Jewels in Her Crown: Treasures of Columbia University Libraries Special Collections

Exhibition Themes > Theater History & Dramatic Arts > 238. William Shakespeare

238.  William Shakespeare.  Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies. London: Isaac Jaggard and Ed. Blount, 1623. RBML, Phoenix Collection

As the monumental work of Charlton K. Hinman has shown, from about February until December 1622, three folio books were in the process of being printed at the printing house of William Jaggard: Vincent's Discoverie of Errors, Favyn's Theatre of Honour and Shakespeare's works. All three books are in the RBML collections, along with copies of the other three Shakespeare folios. This copy of the first folio came to Columbia with the library's first rare book collection, that of Stephen Whitney Phoenix.

Bequest of Stephen Whitney Phoenix, 1881

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