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.

Other projects completed for the Folger Shakespeare Library include:

Thumbnail image of the cover of the Elizabeth I catalogue for the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Elizabeth I

Catalogue

Thumbnail image of the cover of the To Sleep, Perchance to Dream catalogue for the Folger Shakespeare Library.

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

Catalogue

Thumbnail image of the cover of the Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608 catalogue for the Folger Shakespeare Library.

The Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608

Catalogue

Thumbnail image of the cover of the Shakespeare’s Unruly Women catalogue for the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Shakespeare’s Unruly Women

Catalogue

Thumbnail image of the cover of the Letterwriting in Renaissance England catalogue for the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Letterwriting in Renaissance England

Catalogue

Thumbnail image of the cover of the The Housewife’s Rich Cabinet catalogue for the Folger Shakespeare Library.

The Housewife’s Rich Cabinet

Catalogue

Thumbnail image of the cover of the Voices for Tolerance catalogue for the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Voices for Tolerance

Catalogue

Thumbnail image of the cover of the The Pen’s Excellencie catalogue for the Folger Shakespeare Library.

The Pen’s Excellencie

Catalogue