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.

  • In celebration of the Folger’s 70th anniversary, this presents the library’s history, public programs and collection highlights.
  • Section opener 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.
  • Spread features a map from a 1513 printing of Ptolemy’s “Geography.” A detail is used on the cover.
  • 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:

In this view you can see Martin Luther King, Jr., Beatrix Potter, and Jules Verne (along with two display cases).

Imprints in Time

Exhibition design

Cover of the Elizabeth I catalogue for the Folger Shakespeare Library features her portrait.

Elizabeth I


Cover of the To Sleep, Perchance to Dream catalogue shows a blurred image of a figure reclining in sleep.

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream


Cover of the Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608 catalogue features an image of patterned squares in red, blue, yellow, and green.

The Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608


Cover of the Shakespeare’s Unruly Women has an image of eyes above an image of a feminine hand holding a dagger.

Shakespeare’s Unruly Women


Cover of the Letterwriting in Renaissance England catalogue features a piece of parchment with script writing.

Letterwriting in Renaissance England


Cover of the The Housewife’s Rich Cabinet catalogue shows the title treatment on a detail of document with script writing.

The Housewife’s Rich Cabinet


Cover of the Voices for Tolerance catalogue has a small black and white image of a male figure from the era behind bars.

Voices for Tolerance


Cover of the The Pen’s Excellencie catalogue has thin vertical strips of handwritten letters.

The Pen’s Excellencie