A miniature book titled Love Sonnets of Shakespeare held in the palm of someone's hand.
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John M. Olin Library, Level 1, Miniature Books Case

Shakespeare in Hand

The miniature book of Love Sonnets by Shakespeare open to Sonnet XVIII, which begins with the question "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"

Shakespeare’s words have become so famous that there is a quote for just about every circumstance or occasion. Though many miniature books feature an entire play, some serve as reference books for particular themes or subjects within Shakespeare’s works.

From love sonnets to insults, these miniature books are perfect for having Shakespeare on hand at all times.