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Book makes its way “home” to U of T

January 29, 2008 News No Comments

“A book that once graced the shelves of the Toronto Public Library is returning to the city after a sojourn of more than 50 years abroad.

Keats’s Shakespeare by Caroline Spurgeon will soon reside at Massey College and be available as a teaching tool for students in U of T’s collaborative program in book history and print culture.

The book’s journey began in London, England in 1928. It arrived at the Toronto Public Library in 1935. From there it went to the Canadian Book Centre in Halifax and finally to the Netherlands as part of a project to refurbish diminished collections after World War II. Then it found its way to the headquarters of a religious congregation of brothers in Tillburg, where a journalist picked it up and decided to donate it to U of T.”  You can read more here.

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