Item DP/TM/1/6 - Handmade Shakespeare book cabinet by John Drinkwater

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Handmade Shakespeare book cabinet by John Drinkwater


  • c.1920s (Creation)

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23 volumes, 2 documents

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(3 December 1914 - 19 February 2003)

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Handmade bookcase housing the following Shakespeare pocket editions:

A Midsummer Night's Dream
As You Like It
Julius Caesar
King John
King Henry IV Part II
King Henry V
King Lear
King Richard II
King Richard III
Measure for Measure
Much Ado About Nothing
Shakespeare's Hamlet Prince of Denmark
Shakespeare's Macbeth
Shakespeare's Pericles
Shakespeare's Timon of Athens
The Merchant of Venice
The Tempest
Twelfth Night
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Venus and Adonis

Volumes inscribed "Tanya from Big John July 1928" and "Tanya from John D 1931". Includes handwritten label "John Drinkwater made this bookcase of is Shakespeare collection when in Birmingham (or Nottingham) & gave it to Tanya Moiseiwitsch" and small image of a pencil drawing of Drinkwater's profile

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