Book of St Albans

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The last work issued by the press that was set up at St Albans about 1479, soon after Caxton had begun to print at Westminster. It contains treatises on hawking and heraldry, and one on hunting by Dame Julians Barnes, probably the wife of the holder of the manor of Julians Barnes near St Albans. The book is a compilation, not all by one hand. (The name Juliana Berners, and her identity as abbess of Sopwell in Hertfordshire, are 18th‐cent. inventions.)

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