At Press! English Paleography & Manuscript Culture, 1500-1800

January 11, 2020

By Kathryn James

Printer's waste of the cover

English Paleography and Manuscript Culture, 1500-1800 printed last week at GHP in West Haven!  Below, photographs of the book at press: 

  • one (of thirty-six) sheets in the press;
  • the sheets drying in stacks;
  • printer’s waste (showing a 17th-century recipe, “To make inke,” from the notebook kept by William Hill);
  • a press check of the cover.

The sheets are now drying, and will be sent for binding this week! 

English Paleography and Manuscript Culture, 1500-1800 (Beinecke Library, 2020) is an introductory textbook for the study of early modern English handwriting and manuscripts.  The book’s formal publication date is February 7, 2020; it will be available through Yale University Press.