Graham Pollard Memorial Lecture

Arnold Hunt: Thomas Lydiat and the Stationers

'We must take the pains, and they will look for the gains.' With these words the mathematician Thomas Lydiat (1572-1646) summed up his opinion of the London stationers who had printed and published his books. Lydiat's correspondence, now in the Bodleian Library, is an important but beglected source of information on the economics of publishing in early seventeenth-century London. This paper explores his conflict with the Stationers' Company for what it can reveal about author/publisher relations and the international trade in scholarly books.

Tea will be served at 5.00 p.m. with the lecture to start at 5.30 p.m. Members are welcome to bring guests, both to meetings and to the tea beforehand.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 17:30
Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, London W1J 0BE