'A rarity most beloved'


In honor of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday, Cornell University Library put all four of its 17th-century folio editions of the Bard's plays on display in its Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.

The folios are the earliest published collections of Shakespeare’s work; William G. Mennen, Cornell Class of 1908, donated them to the library in October 1953.

Read all about it in the Cornell Chronicle.