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Women's labour and the history of the book in early modern England

Author: Valerie Wayne
Publisher: London : The Arden Shakespeare, 2020
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection reveals the labours of women printers and publishers, authors and editors, owners and readers in the production and reception of early modern English books.

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Women's labour and the history of the book in early modern England.
London : The Arden Shakespeare, 2020
(OCoLC)1144765688
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Wayne
ISBN: 1350110035 9781350110021 1350110027 9781350110038
OCLC Number: 1152242942
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Intro --
Half-Title Page --
Series --
Title Page --
Contents --
List of figures --
Notes on contributors --
Acknowledgements --
Note on texts --
List of abbreviations --
1 Introduction: Locating women's labour --
Part I Making books: Paper, publishers, printers --
2 English rag-women and early modern paper production --
3 Widow publishers in London, 1540-1640 --
4 Female stationers and their second-plus husbands --
5 Left to their own devices: Sixteenth-century widows and their printers' devices --
6 'Famed as far as one finds books': Women in the Dutch and English book trades Part II Making texts: Authors and editors --
7 Isabella Whitney amongst the stalls of Richard Jones --
8 'All by her directing': The Countess of Pembroke and her Arcadia --
9 Katharine Lee Bates and women's editions of Shakespeare for students --
Part III Marking books: Owners, readers, collectors, annotators --
10 Patterns in women's book ownership, 1500-1700 --
11 Reader, maker, mentor: The Countess of Huntingdon and her networks --
12 Frances Wolfreston's annotations as labours of love --
13 Afterword: Widows, orphans and other errors --
Index --
Copyright
Responsibility: edited by Valerie Wayne

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