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Adam Matthew Plans Publication of Publishing, Printing, and Bookselling Archive

Adam Matthew will digitize and publish all of the records from the Stationers’ Co., which provide a history of printing, publishing, and bookselling through rare documents dating from 1554 to the 20th century. According to the press release, these include the following:
  • Stationers’ Company Registers or Entry Books of Copies, 1554-1842; it maps the origins of copyright and includes historic entries such as Shakespeare’s First Folio 
  • Membership records, 1555 to the late 20th century, providing biographical information on the printing and publishing community and documents the history of bookbinding
  • Court books, 1602 to the 20th century—an essential source for understanding the workings of the company and for dating texts or tracing editions
  • The English Stock Records, 1603 to 1961, documenting the activities of the Stationers’ successful publishing arm that employed out-of-work printers
  • Miscellaneous ephemera, including material discovered after the London bombings in the Second World War.

For more information, read the press release.

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