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Re: Barbican
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2149  Tuesday, 29 October 2002

From:           Terri Bourus <
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Date:           Monday, 28 Oct 2002 10:27:36 -0500
Subject: 13.2140 Barbican
Comment:        RE: SHK 13.2140 Barbican

Most print shops were located near St. Paul's, with a few in St.
Dunstan's or the Barbican area. John Charlewood's print shop (and
eventually William Jaggard's) was in the Barbican, and was later
inherited (through marriage) by James Roberts--who printed the second
quarto of <Hamlet> at that shop.

For centers of print activity and lists of where printers were located
(whether or not they were "popular" I cannot say), see Adrian Johns,
<The Nature of the Book>, Peter Blayney <The Bookshops of St. Paul's
Cross Churchyard>, <A Dictionary of Printers and Booksellers in England,
Scotland and Ireland, and of Foreign Printers of English Books
1557-1640>, Laurie Maguire, "The Craft of Printing" ed. by David Kastan
in <A Companion to Shakespeare>, and my own article, "Shakespeare and
the London Publishing Environment," in AEB 12, Number 3-4.

Terri Bourus

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