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Furness, Horace H.

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Furness, Horace H. (1833–1912) American book collector. 

Furness devoted most of his life to the preparation of The New *Variorum *Shakespeare (vol. 1, 1871). This work led him to assemble a library on all aspects of his subject. His collections, amounting to 12,000 volumes, were presented to the University of Pennsylvania by his son in 1915.

A. S. G. Edwards


D. Traister, ‘The Furness Memorial Library’, in The Penn Library Collections at 250,, consulted Sept. 2007Find this resource:

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