Himmelfarb Library Faculty Publications

Title

'Mr Royston I preye send these bookes': An Oxford Bookseller's Wife's Order of 1650

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-2014

Journal

The Library: The Transactions of the Bibliographical Society

Volume

7th Series, Volume 15, Issue 4

Inclusive Pages

432-438

Keywords

booksellers; manuscripts

Abstract

This note publishes a 1650 book order written by Alice Curteyne—wife of the Oxford bookseller Henry Curteyne—and sent to Richard Royston in London. The order survived as binding waste and provides further evidence of the role of women in the seventeenth-century English book trade.

Peer Reviewed

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