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Thomas Vautrollier

(c. 1552—1587) bookseller and printer


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Admitted to the Stationers’ Company as ‘brother’ in 1564. He printed translations from French, Protestant, and educational works, and editions of Calvin, Luther, Beza, Cicero, Ramus. Using Continental workmen and materials (Garamont’s and Granjon’s founts), his books were typographically sophisticated. He acted as Plantin’s agent, and was established in the Scottish trade, printing there in the early 1580s. His wife, Jacqueline, was active in the business.

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

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