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Peter Mayer

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

 (1936– ) US publisher.

At Avon Books in the 1970s, Mayer launched the trade paperback as an alternative to mass-market paperbacks. He brought a more commercial outlook to Penguin...

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A Birth Girdle Printed by Wynkyn de Worde

Joseph J. Gwara and Mary Morse.

in The Library

March 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; Bibliography; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 13315 words.

The authors identify STC 14547.5 as the only surviving example of an English printed birth girdle. A kind of amulet roll intended to protect women against the dangers of childbirth, this...