Graham Rees and Maria Wakely

in Publishing, Politics, and Culture

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780199576319
Published online February 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191722233 | DOI:

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This introductory chapter begins with a description of the four key individuals at the top of the London book trading during the reign of James I: Robert Barker (1570-1645), the Shropshiremen John Bill (1576-1630), John Norton (1556/7-1612), and his cousin Bonham Norton (1564-1635). It then outlines the story behind the writing of this book.

Keywords: King's Printing House; printing trade; Robert Barker; John Bill; John Norton; Bonham Norton; James I

Chapter.  4968 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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