"English in Print" Exhibit

May 27, 2008

The Grolier Club of New York, America's oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and enthusiasts in the graphic arts, presents "English in Print: from Caxton to Shakespeare to Milton," an exhibition that examines the history of early English books. Curated by Valerie Hotchkiss, head of The Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Fred C. Robinson, Douglas Tracy Smith Professor Emeritus of English at Yale University, the exhibit explores how the English language came into print and includes a close study of the texts, formats, audiences, and functions of English books. It is based on a 2008 University of Illinois Press book by the same name co-authored by the curators.

 

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