The Pen's Excellencie": Treasures from the Manuscript Collection of the Folger Shakespeare Library

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"The Pen's Excellencie" selects one hundred manuscript treasures from the roughly 55,000 manuscripts at the Folger Shakespeare Library. It provides a window onto a vast landscape of experience, seen over the past seven centuries. Perhaps the only common feature of these remarkable texts is that someone wrote them with his or her own hand. Since they are notable examples carefully culled from many thousands of manuscripts, the writers tend to be reasonably well known - John Donne, Edmund Spenser, James Boswell, George Eliot, ...

"The Pen's Excellencie": Treasures from the Manuscript Collection of the Folger Shakespeare Library 2002, University of Washington Press, Washington

ISBN-13: 9780295982663

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