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Percy Simpson, Proof-Reading in the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth Centuries (1935), p. 1.


Fredson Bowers, Bibliography and Textual Criticism (1964), p. 123, n. 1.


There is evidence that some dramatists, such as Webster, Dekker, Marston, Chapman, and Jonson, attended the press and read some proofs for some of their plays. Jonson took great care to oversee the printing of as many of his works as he could, but the others, except Webster, read proofs only under unusual circumstances, the demonstration of which is beyond the scope of this essay.


James Thorpe, Principles of Textual Criticism (1972), p. 21.


Harry Carter, A History of the Oxford University Press. Vol. 1: To the Year 1780 (1975), pp. 20-21.


D. F. McKenzie, The Cambridge University Press 1696-1712, A Bibliographical Study, 2 vols. (1966), I, 150-151.


For a survey of the major factors which led to this discrepancy, see R. B. McKerrow, "Booksellers, Printers, and the Stationers' Trade," in Shakespeare's England, 2 vols. (1916), II, 212-239.


H. S. Bennett, English Books and Readers 1558 to 1603 (1965), p. 288.


James Binns, "STC Latin Books: Evidence for Printing-House Practice," The Library, 5th ser. 32 (1977), 4.


James Binns, "STC Latin Books: Further Evidence for Printing-House Practice," The Library, 6th ser. 1 (1979), 353.


Ed. Herbert Davis and Henry Carter, 2nd ed. (London: Oxford University Press, 1962).


For a comprehensive discussion of the issues involved, see D. F. McKenzie, "Printers of the Mind: Some Notes on Bibliographical Theories and Printing-House Practices," Studies in Bibliography, 22 (1969), 1-75.


Edward Arber, ed., A Transcript of the Registers of the Company of Stationers of London, 1554-1640, 5 vols. [1875-77]), II, 749.


Philip Gaskell and Patricia Bradford, ed. and tr., Hornschuch's Orthotypographia 1608 (1972), pp. 6-7.