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William Copland

(c. 1537—1564) printer


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A founding member of the Stationers’ Company, Copland was probably the son of Robert Copland, who was connected to Caxton’s heir, de Worde. His lineage may thus be traced back to England's first printer; this link was cemented by the material he printed between 1547 and 1567: more than 150 books of a popular nature, largely romances, often first produced by de Worde or Caxton.

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

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