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Dr Nicolas Bell

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The Library is the journal of the Bibliographical Society. For more than a hundred years it has been the pre-eminent UK scholarly journal for the study of bibliography and of the role of the book in history …

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Virtual Issues

The Library on Shakespeare

Guest edited by Eric Rasmussen

The Library is happy to announce the third of its annual 'Virtual Issues' which focuses on Shakespeare. The articles presented are free to download until the end of March 2017.

The Shakespearean textual studies that have appeared in The Library over the last century might best be characterized as fiercely intelligent, frustratingly combative, endlessly challenging, and sometimes embarrassingly dismissive, but also infinitely fascinating and gloriously successful in stimulating future scholarship.

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Previous Virtual Issues

Each Virtual Issue is a retrospective gathering of key articles in a particular field that have appeared in the pages of The Library since the journal’s first appearance.

The Library on Incunabula, Guest edited by John Goldfinch

The first virtual issue of The Library looks at Incunabula. The issue's introduction is available free online.

The Library on Private Libraries, Guest edited by David Pearson

This second virtual issue looks at Private Libraries



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