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Scribal Publication in Seventeenth-Century England$
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Harold Love

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198112198

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112198.001.0001

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Scribal Production

Scribal Production

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Scribal Publication in Seventeenth-Century England

Harold Love

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the seventeenth century practice of scribal publication as largely terra incognita. It also talks about the problems which have arisen in work on print production. It explores the recruitment of scribes and what kind of training lay behind the humble professionalism of the skilled but unvirtuosic craftsman copyist. It then investigates the physical work of the scribe which are the refined tools that they use for their vocation — paper and ink, the pen, hands —, writing the manuscript, the editorial work of the scribe, multiplication of copies, and the scriptoria. It also explores the economics of scribal publishing, and the building of composite collections.

Keywords:   seventeenth century, scribal publication, composite collections, scribes, training, scriptoria, economics, tools

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