I have recently come in to possession of a book and need some help identifying the age price and location of print and wandered if you could help me or direct me to someone who can. It is an old Shakespeare book which has gold leafed pages almost tissue printed paper. On the first page after the main cover there is a personal inscription written in ink which says the following:
W. parsons. 21
Nov. 18th c1904
The front cover coincidently is no longer attached as book is very fragile with 1264 pages in total, do you have any ideas about this book or the name written inside the cover?? There is other information on the book is this:
Edited with a glossary, by W. J. Craig, M.A.
Trinity College Dublin
At the Clarendon press
London: Henry frowde
Oxford University press warehouse, amen corner, e.c.
New York: 91 & 93, fifth avenue
I have traced the book to your website and although it may not be the very book it’s the best lead I have had so far. I have been trying to find the information on this book and so far I came up with from your site. http://shakespeareauthorship.com/
Oxford the Poet
The Seventeenth Earl of Oxford was a recognized poet in his own day, and Oxfordians make the most of this fact in their attempts to prove that he actually wrote the works of Shakespeare. However, most Oxfordians work in this area involves highly selective use of evidence, and often reveals a distressing lack of knowledge about Elizabethan poetry in general. In this section we critically examine Oxford's surviving poetry and the conclusions Oxfordians have tried to draw from it.
I also found this on Wikipedia:
The Seventeenth Earl of Oxford was born in 12 April 1550 and died 24 June 1604. If this guy is the author of this book that places the book to be 500 years ago. I know that's jumping the gun somewhat and my wife says I must be mad to think of this but as it’s so late at night id believe aliens wrote it. But I could be a direction to go in or not.