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Richard Day, A Booke of Christian prayers..., 1581 - Printing tradesmen, p.90v.

Printing books in Shakespeare's time. By the time of William Shakespeare the printing trade had been established in England for a hundred years since William Caxton first set up a press in London in ...

William Shakespeare, Quartos, The Merchant of Venice, 1600 [1619] - Title page, imprint detail

A text published without the permission of Shakespeare’s acting company. Every press had to be licensed by the Archbishop of Canterbury or the Bishop of London and no printing was allowed except ...