A Gift of Shakespeare

The Library was recently given a wonderful 7-volume set of Shakespeare  from  Robert I. Smith, Class of 1948. Published in stages between 1723 and 1725, this set was edited by Alexander Pope. It was only the second critical edition at the time, meaning that it was edited by a scholar other than the original author, and contains added scholarly information such as essays and annotations. This particular set is also special because it includes an often missing 7th volume, which includes Venus and Adonis, Tarquin and Lucrece, and Miscellany Poems