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Second Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Stationers' Hall had been used for storage by the booksellers before the Fire.

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Since we don't have a page for the Worshipful Company of Stationers, this seems to be a good spot to remind annotators that in the 17th century the concept of an individual author owning the copyright to their work had not yet emerged.

Authorship and publishing were collective endeavors, and the boundaries between authors, publishers, printers, and booksellers was indistinct.

For information about the collective nature of Early Modern authorship and publication, see Adrian Johns, The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1998, 58–60.

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