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Published: 22 February 2010

320 Pages | 14 black-and-white halftones

ISBN: 9780199576319

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Publishing, Politics, and Culture

The King's Printers in the Reign of James I and VI

Graham Rees and Maria Wakely

  • A thoroughly original reconstruction of the business and working methods, operations, savage rivalries, and international affairs of some of the leading printer/publishers of early seventeenth-century London
  • As well as affording new insights into James I's and VI's 'media management', the book makes an original contribution to the study of early-modern literary production, learned controversy, Bible production, and high erudition
  • Sheds light on the ways in which James I and VI used book production as a political instrument, providing new ways of thinking about his style of kingship
  • Uncovers important links between the Anglo and Continental book trade in the early-modern period through letters, archival researches, and contemporary book catalogues

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