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Women's labour and the history of the book in early modern England / edited by Valerie Wayne.
London ; New York : The Arden Shakespeare, 2020.
Physical Description:
xiv, 318 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cm
Reference Library
Z325 .W66 2020 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Terms:
Books -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Books -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Women in the book industries and trade -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Women in the book industries and trade -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Women in the book industries and trade.
Wayne, Valerie, editor.

  • Part 1. Making books: paper, publishers, printers
  • English rag-women and early modern paper production / Heidi Craig
  • Widow publishers in London, 1540-1640 / Alan B. Farmer
  • Female stationers and their second-plus husbands / Sarah Neville
  • Left to their own devices: sixteenth-century widows and their printers' devices / Erika Mary Boeckeler
  • 'Famed as far as on finds books': women in the Dutch and English book trades / Martine van Elk
  • Part 2. Making texts: authors and editors
  • Isabella Witney amongst the stalls of Richard Jones / Kirk Melnikoff
  • 'All by her directing': the Countess of Pembroke and her Arcadia / Sarah Wall-Randell
  • Katharine Lee Bates and women's editions of Shakespeare for students / Molly G. Yarn
  • Part 3. Marking books: owners, readers, collectors, annotators
  • Patterns in women's book ownership, 1500-1700 / Georgianna Ziegler
  • Reader, maker, mentor: the Countess of Huntingdon and her networks / Elizabeth Zeman Kolkovich
  • Frances Wolfreston's annotations as labours of love / Lori Humphrey Newcomb
  • Afterword: widows, orphans and other errors / Helen Smith.