- 188 pages
- A Catalogue of the Books, Manuscripts, Works of Art, Antiquities, and Relics, Illustrative of the Life and Works of Shakespeare, and of the History of Stratford-Upon-Avon
- Blanchard Jerrold
- 22 August 2017 Blanchard Jerrold
Excerpt From A Catalogue Of The Books, Manuscripts, Works Of Art, Antiquities, And Relics, Illustrative Of The Life And Works Of Shakespeare, And Of The History Of Stratford Upon Avon Which Are Preserved In The Shakespeare Library And Museum In Henley StreetFor Upwards Of Half A Century The Late Mr Wheler Diligently Occupied Himself In The Completion Of One Of The Most Remarkable Local Antiquarian Collections Ever Formed By A Single Individual The Following Pages, Being Merely A Brief Hand List Of These Treasures, Convey A Very Inadequate Idea Of Their Importance And Value But As The Construction Of A Elaborate Calendar Would Have Required A Con Siderable Time, It Was Thought That A Sketch Of The Contents Of The Collection Would Be An Acceptable 0 Ering To The Public, Especially To The Inhabitants Of Stratford, Who Will Not Fail To Appreciate The Generosity Of Miss Wheler In Presenting The Town With So Important A Gift, And The Judgment Which Dictated The Place Of Its Locality It Would Not Only Have Been Sad, And An Injury To The Local Topographical Literature, Had These Collections, Formed By So Much Labour And Anxiety, Ever Been Dispersed But They Would Have Lost Much Of Their Interest And Value Had They Been Allowed To Depart From Stratford.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works.