From Duck Lane to Lazarus Seaman: Buying and Selling Old Books in England During the 16th and 17th Centuries

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Apr. 10, 2019

H.R. Woudhuysen, rector of Lincoln College, Oxford, talks about the market for old books and manuscripts in England in the time of the Tudors and Stuarts in this Zeidberg Lecture.


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