Richard Farmer, D.D. F.R.S et S.A.Residentiary of St Paul's, Masterof Emmanuel College & Principal Librarian of the University Library Cambridge [...]
Stipple, rare; sheet 320 x 230mm (12½ x 9"). Trimmed inside platemark (cutting into bottom line of text); false margins added; good impression. Stamp of Stoke Newington Public Libraries lower right.
Richard Farmer (1735-97), literary scholar and college head. Farmer was a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, who planned but never completed a work on the history of his native Leicester. He became university librarian at Cambridge in 1778 and received various ecclesiastical preferments. An authority on Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson sought out Farmer's assistance when preparing his edition of Shakespeare, and in the 1773 edition included a forty page 'letter' by Farmer with notes on all of Shakespeare's plays. He also provided help to various eminent literary scholars, while the sale of his private library ran to 8267 lots.
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