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John Ogilby

(1600—1676) publisher and geographer

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Francis Cleyn

Francis Cleyn  

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 (1582–1658) German painter, tapestry designer, and illustrator.Established in England by 1625, Cleyn supplemented his income from the Mortlake tapestry factory by designing frontispieces, ...
James Shirley

James Shirley  

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(1596–1666),was educated at St John's College, Oxford, and St Catherine's Hall, Cambridge. He took Anglican orders, was a schoolmaster until 1624, and then converted to Roman Catholicism. He wrote ...
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A unit of linear measure equal to 1,760 yards (approximately 1.609 kilometres); originally, a Roman measure of 1,000 paces (approximately 1,620 yards).Recorded from Old English (in the form mīl) the ...
remaindering

remaindering  

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The practice of selling off the unsold copies of a book—what remained of the press run—at a substantial discount; the shipwreck of many an author’s dreams of fame and fortune. ...
road book

road book  

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A verbal or cartographical description of roads for the use of travellers. Among the earliest depictions of the course of a road are the strip-maps, made c.1250, which illustrate the ...
Smock Alley Theatre

Smock Alley Theatre  

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A theatre in Dublin established during the Restoration. A copy of the Third Folio used by the company as a prompt-book shows that at least fourteen of Shakespeare's plays were performed there during ...
subscription publishing

subscription publishing  

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A system of obtaining orders (and sometimes payment) in advance to enable publication of a book. Worthy books have often been declined by publishers as poor commercial risks. Financial responsibility ...
Wenceslaus Hollar

Wenceslaus Hollar  

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(b Prague, 23 July 1607; d London, 25 Mar. 1677).Bohemian etcher and watercolourist, active mainly in England. He had part of his training in the workshop of Merian in Frankfurt. In 1636, while ...
Werburgh Street

Werburgh Street  

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Theatre Royal (1637–1641), the first permanent play-house in Ireland, built by John Ogilby in the fashionable parish of St Werburgh, adjacent to Dublin Castle. The English dramatist James Shirley ...

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