Anthony ('Tony') Russ
Supervisor: Professor Henry Woudhuysen (Oxford, SRF IES)
Thesis: 'Shakespeare's First Folio: A Study of Copy Provenance, 1623-2016'
Tony, a retired Army colonel, has recently completed the London University MRes in the History of the Book, and is now undertaking research for a PhD exploring the provenance of Shakespeare’s First Folio and the quarto editions of his playbooks printed before 1623. Tony has a long-standing interest in collecting early printed classical and renaissance texts and is also a highly skilled bookbinder.