UCLA’s Clark Library receives unique Shakespeare collection

UCLA – “William Shakespeare’s characters could be described as “adulterous,” “depraved,” “scandalous” and “miraculous,” but the Bard himself did not use those words until they appeared in a 1603 English translation of the works of French philosopher Michel de Montaigne. A first edition of the translation, which scholars have credited with introducing 750 new words into Shakespeare’s vocabulary, is part of a unique collection that has been given to UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.”

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