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Sir Walter Wilson Greg

(1875—1959) literary scholar and bibliographer


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(1875–1959),

scholar and bibliographer, author of A Bibliography of the English Printed Drama to the Restoration (1939–59). In 1906 he founded, and was general editor (1906–39) of, the Malone Society. His edition of Henslowe's Diary and Papers (1904–8) is an outstanding example of his skill in palaeography and his knowledge of Elizabethan theatrical history, and in subsequent works (notably his edition of Sir Thomas More, 1911) he continued to raise the standards of bibliography and textual criticism.

Subjects: Literature.


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