Early modern (c. 1500-1700) printed books were routinely ‘reshaped in the process of transmission’, and, as a result, there might be many different ‘starting point[s]’ in the social lives of those objects, including, but also extending beyond, the originary scene of their manufacture and distribution. After all, early modern printers ‘don’t print books’, but ‘sheets’, meaning…Read More
Author: Michael Durrant
Michael Durrant is a lecturer in Early Modern Literature at Bangor University. His first monograph, The Dreaded Name of Henry Hills: The Lives, Transformations, and Afterlives of a Seventeenth Century Printer, will be published in 2021.