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Jeremy Black

JEREMY BLACK A Failed Attempt at Censorship: the British Diplomatic Service and Pöllnitz's Histoire secrette de la Duchesse d'Hanover* Material in the British diplomatic papers provides fascinating evidence of an attempt in 1732 to suppress the sale of a book deemed embarrassing for George II

Jeremy Black

JEREMY BLACK The United Provinces and the British Press, 1725-37: newspaper abuse and diplomatic complaints 'Shall false facts be impudently imposed upon us under the title of foreign news?' Flying Post 21 January (os) 1731 The freedom with which the early-eighteenth-century British press dis

Wace, The Hagiographical Works

The Conception Nostre Dame and the Lives of St Margaret and St Nicholas. Translated with introduction and notes by Jean Blacker, Glyn S. Burgess, Amy V. Ogden with the original texts included


Jean Blacker, Glyn S. Burgess and Amy Ogden

Best known for his two chronicles, the Roman de Brut and the Roman de Rou, Wace, one of the great pioneers of twelfth-century French writing, is also the author of three hagiographical works: the Conception Nostre Dame and the Lives of St Margaret and St Nicholas. The Conception is the first vernacular work to focus on the life of the Virgin Mary. Emphasising Margaret's concern for women in labour, the Margaret seemingly contributed to the saint's broad popularity. The Nicholas, with its many miracles involving children, equally played a key role in popularising its protagonist's cult. The present volume brings these works together for the first time and provides the original texts, the first translations into English, notes and substantial introductions.

E. Herne

Publishers, Ltd. Von Adam Black (* 1784, † 1874) im Jahr 1807 in Edinburgh gegr. Um 1850 trat sein Neffe Charles B. als Teilhaber in die Firma. Der Aufstieg des Verlags begann nach dem Bankrott von Archibald Constable, aus dessen Konkursmasse B. die «Encyclopedia Britannica» in ihrer 7. Aufl

W.L. Braekman

W.L. BRAEKMAN Dutch black-letter ballads of the seventeenth century In two previous articles in this journal I have drawn attention to a number of black-letter broadside ballads' not included in Kossmann's inventory.? 2 In all, the total number of broadside ballads in black letter described up

Jürgen Geiß


This contribution demonstrates the methodological impact of the studies in book history by Jos Hermans, reflecting the book market in the Hanseatic city of Greifswald in the late medieval period. Referring to the contemporary libraries in the communities of the black and grey friars and in the parish church of St Mary’s, surviving codices, archival sources, book binding and provenance history are evaluated. The intention of this study is to exemplify the characteristics of the book trade and library organisation during the incunabula period in a town totally dependent on book import in the absence of printing shops.

Willy L. Braekman

Dutch black-letter ballads of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries In 1972 I described here a number of unknown black-letter ballads preserved in the University Library in Ghent. In that article, which was intended as a first supplement to the inventory made by Kossmann,2, I was able to add

F. A, Schmidt-Künsemiiller

Jan Moretus and the Continuation of the Plantin Press (2 Vols.)

A Bibliography of the Works published and printed by Jan Moretus I in Antwerp (1589-1610)


Dirk Imhof

Honourable Mention at 17th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography (2018)

The Plantin Press was one of the best known printing-publishing enterprises in the sixteenth century. In many ways, this bibliography builds and expands upon Leon Voet’s well-known publication The Plantin Press.
This bibliography of Jan Moretus I, Christopher Plantin's successor, documents the activities of the Plantin Press during the years 1589 till 1610. It contains descriptions of his own editions and other works printed by him. The extensive bibliography contains 704 descriptions of the Jan Moretus editions and lists over 500 announcements that he printed for the city of Antwerp.