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By Andrew Pettegree and Forrest Strickland | The publishers of the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic produced some spectacular books, but the bread and butter of the trade, the work that kept the presses turning, were commissions from institutional customers: the state, city authorities and, increasingly, the universities. By the middle of the century the Dutch […]
By Jamie Cumby | This week’s item is a pamphlet describing the first set of ordinances to regulate the manufacture of luxury textiles in Lyon. In addition to being a great example of early modern trade protectionism, Lyon’s silk industry was one of the city’s biggest employers. This royal act, printed by the Lyon master-printer […]
By Graeme Kemp | Towards the end of the sixteenth century, Andrew Maunsell completed a novel project: the publication of a national bibliography of all English printed books. In a triple dedication, he humbly offered Elizabeth I his work as a remembrance of the advance in literature and print under her stewardship. Next, he commended […]