The Album Amicorum and the London of Shakespeare's Time

    The Album Amicorum and the London of Shakespeare's Time

    June Schlueter

    British Library 2011

    Hardback 192pp Illustrated

    9780712358385   Product Code: 19809

    Several thousand examples of personal 'friendship albums' (alba amicorum) survive from early modern Europe, which preserve signatures, mottoes and messages left by major figures of the day, sometimes with opulent watercolour illustrations. Focusing on albums with strong English connections, Schlueter has produced the first full-length study of this fascinating source of information on networks of European relationships, the tourist attractions of Shakespeare's London and events such as the Lord Mayor's procession and theatrical performances.

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