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SURREPTITIOUS PRINTING IN ENGLAND, 1550-1640. Denis B. Woodfield

SURREPTITIOUS PRINTING IN ENGLAND, 1550-1640.

New York: The Bibliographical Society of America, 1973. 4to. cloth. ix, 203 pages. This book deals with those books, pamphlets and broadsides in contemporary foreign languages, including French, Italian, Spanish and Dutch, that were surreptitiously printed in England before 1640. Each of the 65 works is discussed in one of the six chapters. Printers and printing historians will also enjoy the reproductions of the titles pages and all 305 printer's ornaments and initials used in..... READ MORE

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Foreword: Scope, Organization and Method.....................................vii
Chapter One: First Appearances.................................................1
Chapter Two: John Wolfe the Innovator; Part 1: Commercial......................5
Chapter Three: The Imitators..................................................19
Chapter Four: John Wolfe the Innovator; Part 2: Political.....................24
Chapter Five: Richard Field the Successor.....................................34
Chapter Six: The Development of Modern Patterns...............................46
Bibliographical Descriptions (with Notes) of those Books, Pamphlets and
   Broadsides which are discussed in this book................................56
Appendix A: Doubtful Books...................................................137
Appendix B: Close Reprints...................................................142
Appendix C: Mistaken English Attributions in the STC.........................163
Appendix D: Ornaments and Initials of John Wolfe.............................164
Appendix E: Ornaments and Initials of John Charlewood........................171
Appendix F: Ornaments and Initials of Richard Field..........................173
Appendix G: Ornaments and Initials of Robert Barker..........................180
Appendix H: Books sent to the Frankfurt-am-Main Book Fairs by John
   Wolfe.....................................................................187
Appendix J: Morosini's dispatch to Rome......................................189
Appendix K: List of Books and Manuscripts used...............................192
Appendix L: Index of Names, Places and Titles................................196