A graph comparing languages of library books

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A graph comparing the different languages of the books in Sir Edward Stanhope’s bequest, Sir Edward Dering’s library, Edward Benlowes' donation, and Lady Anne Southwell’s booklist. Some languages are inferred. If more than one language is present in a book, both languages are counted. Graph produced by Whitney Trettien using D3. Data derived from the Private Libraries of Renaissance England database, edited by R. J. Fehrenbach and Joseph Black, hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library, and used with permission.

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Graph showing the diversity of languages represented in earlier scholars’ libraries as compared to the mostly English books owned by a woman in the 1630s.

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