In a new exhibition at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, curators are aiming to breathe new life into a 500-year-old topic: Early Modern English manuscripts.
“Subscribed: The Manuscript in Britain, 1500–1800,” seeks to showcase the current relevance of early modern British manuscripts.
Earlier this year the Beinecke Library hosted an exhibition entitled Bibliomania; or Book Madness: A Bibliographical Romance. It takes its name from the history of “arrant book-lovers” written by Thomas Frognall Dibdin. "It follows these lovers of the book through four case studies, observing the powerful and often unexpected relationships of books with their readers, owners, authors, collectors, and creators."