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The Boydell-George Shakespeare


Shakespeare. The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare revised by George Steevens. London: W. Bulmer & Co., 1802

George C. George collected and produced a full range of material specifically for use as extra-illustrations. Despite his impressive collection—eleven volumes for Boydell and nine for Heath at the Folger—there is little evidence of George’s life. His signature appears on the Boydell Shakespeare subscription list, and the Cornwall records office records a purchase of land, possibly a tin mine. Perhaps he became wealthy from the mining venture, and established himself as a connoisseur, with a circle of friends who shared his interest in Shakespeare.


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Richard Knolles. The generall historie of the Turkes. London, 1638

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