Notable items at the Folger Shakespeare Library
William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens ([New York: Johnson, Fry and Company, n.d.]). Call number: PROMPT Tim. 5
---. The complete works of Shakspere : revised from the original editions / with historical and analytical introductions to each play, also notes explanatory and critical and a life of the poet by J.O. Halliwell and other eminent commentators (London ; New York : London Printing and Publishing Company, [185-]). Call number: PR2755.H3 B3q Sh.Col.]
There are four manuscripts of music for various Shakespeare plays, including Incidental music for Twelfth Night (Y.d.1108 1–10), an epilogue song to Twelfth night (Y.d.1107), Music for King Lear (Y.d.1091 1–8), and Incidental music by Edward Mollenhauer for plays produced by Edwin Booth [manuscript], ca. 1875–1880 (Y.d.512 1–10).In addition to books owned by Booth, the Folger has a number of items related to his life, including a bracelet made from Edwin Booth's hair and inscribed "Mother," and a number of his costumes.
Signatures and manuscript marks
Booth signed several works in the Folger's collection, and others are inscribed by Booth to recipients, for example, The Works of William Shakespeare: from the text of Clark and Wright in inscribed by Booth to Wm. Rutledge, with complements, and dated Mar. 26, '89. Call number: PR2754 1o2 copy 2 Sh.Col.
Other methods of indicating provenance
The Folger has a significant collection of Booth's correspondence, which discusses at length the process of writing and publishing prompt books as well as Booth's own collecting and reading habits. For more information, see the Edwin Booth finding aid here.