Rare book has possible link to Shakespeare

By Julie Schwietert Collazo | Emory Magazine | Sept. 7, 2015

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Emory College alum Daniel Wechsler and colleague George Koppelman acquired this book, published in 1580, on eBay in 2008.


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This is the story of how two learned booksellers arrived at an audacious theory: They had acquired Shakespeare’s dictionary. After years of careful study, they presented their conclusion and the evidence behind it in "Shakespeare’s Beehive: An Annotated Elizabethan Dictionary Comes to Light," recently released in a revised and expanded second edition. Not surprisingly, their theory has created a stir among scholars of Shakespeare, and the ensuing drama continues to unfold.

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