Law Books and Publishing

Sir John Baker

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780198258179
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681806 | DOI:

Series: The Oxford History of the Laws of England Series isbn 0-19-961352-4

Law Books and Publishing

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This chapter examines law books and legal publishing in England during the Tudor period. During this period, there were no common law libraries like those in universities or large monasteries. Books of common law published and traded during this period were primarily handwritten. There is neither known evidence of illuminated books in this period nor evidence of a bookselling trade in law manuscripts.

Keywords: law books; legal publishing; bookselling trade; handwritten; bookselling; law manuscripts

Chapter.  9208 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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