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A DIRECTORY OF LONDON STATIONERS AND BOOK ARTISANS 1300-1500. C. Paul Christianson

A DIRECTORY OF LONDON STATIONERS AND BOOK ARTISANS 1300-1500.

New York: The Bibliographical Society of America, 1990. 8vo. cloth. 254 pages. The history of the book trade in Medieval London before the age of print has long remained a matter of speculation. Few records survive that name the book artisans and entrepreneurs involved with this early trade venture or that document directly their methods of producing books and creating markets for them. In this directory, C. Paul Christianson assembles an extensive body of alternative..... READ MORE

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                             CONTENTS


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS                                                  9

ABBREVIATIONS                                                   11

INTRODUCTION                                                    13
   THE EVIDENCE FROM ARCHIVAL RECORDS                           15
   LONDON'S EARLY BOOK TRADE                                    18

A NOTE ON THE DIRECTORY AND APPENDICES                          45

PRINCIPAL SOURCES                                               47

A Directory of London Stationers
  and Book Artisans 1300-1500                                   57

Appendices
   I. INDEX OF FIRST NAMES                                     181
  II. INDEX OF PERSONS NAMED IN DIRECTORY                      183
 III. MANUSCRIPTS ASSOCIATED WITH BOOK-TRADE
      MEMBERS OR OTHER MANUSCRIPTS CITED                       243
  IV. INDEX OF BOOKS NAMED IN DOCUMENTARY
      SOURCES                                                  247

Maps
  Civitas Londinum: Plan of London (c. 1560-1570)
   (Details)                                          frontispiece
  The Neighborhood of S. Paul's in the Fifteenth
   Century                                                      58