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Boydell's Illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare

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The beautiful illustrations in Boydell's Graphic Illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare by John Boydell can now be used by scholars and students with access to the web, and without further wear on this rare and brittle book. The 1805 book consists of “100 elegant engravings” by several different British artists. The exhibit’s illustrations are accompanied by descriptive paragraphs, with the act and scene, some including brief excerpts of dialog. This book is from the Arthur S. Dayton Collection in the Rare Book Room of the West Virginia University Libraries. Every effort has been made to make this online edition correspond to the fragile original.

This complete exhibit consists of 100 slides in jpg format.

Access: Access is unrestricted.