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ABC  

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The first texts to teach children to read, also known as ‘absey’, ‘abcie’ or ‘abcee books’, ‘alphabet books’, and ‘abecedaria’. Although the term has been used interchangeably with primer and ...
Aboulaye Sadji

Aboulaye Sadji  

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(1910–1961), Senegalese writer. Born in Rufisque, Senegal, Sadji taught school in Rufisque and Dakar, wrote articles for Présence africaine and Bingo, and created the first radio stations in Senegal ...
Āṟumuka Nāvalar

Āṟumuka Nāvalar  

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(1822–1879)An exponent of Śaiva Siddhānta, based on the Jaffna peninsula of Sri Lanka, who wrote and published works in Tamil on the correct performance of temple worship. His purpose was to educate ...
dirge

dirge  

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(Lat. naenia).Burial or memorial song, often with character of funeral march. Shakespeare's Dirge for Fidele (Cymbeline) has been set by several composers incl. Vaughan Williams (1922) and Finzi ...
Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss  

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(1904–1991)American writer of hugely successful books for children, born in Springfield, Massachusetts; he began work in advertising and as a cartoonist. And to Think That I Saw it on ...
educational publishing

educational publishing  

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Educational publishing extends back to the early years of printing, and became an increasingly lucrative market. In the mid-18th century, Thomas Dyche’s Guide to the English Tongue (first published ...
Edward Whitchurch

Edward Whitchurch  

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(d. 1561), printer. He became an adherent of the Reformed doctrines and in 1537 he associated himself with R. Grafton to circulate Matthew's Bible (printed at Antwerp). In 1538 he and Grafton gave ...
English Stock

English Stock  

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Trading enterprise of the London Stationers’ Company. Set up by letters patent in 1603, it was governed by a Stock Board under the control of the Company’s Court. The Board ...
Foresman Scott

Foresman Scott  

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US publishing house founded by Erastus Howard Scott and the Foresman brothers, Hugh and William Coates (1896). It published William H. Elson’s Elson Grammar School Reader for Grade 8 (1909) ...
George Fox

George Fox  

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(1624–91)English preacher and founder of the Society of Friends (Quakers). He began preaching in 1647, teaching that truth is the inner voice of God speaking to the soul, and rejecting priesthood and ...
Injunctions, Royal

Injunctions, Royal  

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A set of Tudor orders on ecclesiastical affairs, including those of: (1) Henry VIII in 1536 requiring the clergy to observe the anti-Papal laws, abandon various practices, and teach their people the ...
Ivan Fedorov

Ivan Fedorov  

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 (c.1510–83)Known as the father of Russian and Ukrainian printing, he produced, with Peter Mstislavets, the first dated Moscow book: the 1564 Apostol (liturgical Acts and Epistles). In 1565 the ...
Little Office of Our Lady

Little Office of Our Lady  

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A brief office in honour of the BVM, modelled on the Divine Office. First known in the 10th cent., its use spread from the religious orders to the secular clergy. It became the ordinary form of vocal ...
McGuffey Readers

McGuffey Readers  

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In 1834 or 1835, the Cincinnati publisher Winthrop B. Smith hired William Holmes McGuffey (1800–1873), professor of ancient languages at Miami University (Ohio), to prepare a graduated series of ...
Paroissien

Paroissien  

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The name for various prayer-books in the vernacular designed for the use of the laity which have been published in France since the 17th cent. They usually contain liturgical matter as well as ...
Preces Privatae

Preces Privatae  

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The Latin book of devotion issued by Elizabeth I in 1564 with the title Preces Privatae in Studiosorum Gratiam Collectae et Regia Autoritate Approbatae. In was a manual of prayers ...
psalter

psalter  

A manuscript (particularly one for liturgical use) or a printed book containing the text of the Psalms. It was the most popular type of illuminated book from the 11th to the 14th century. Thereafter ...
Richard Grafton

Richard Grafton  

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(c.1507–73), printer. An enthusiastic supporter of the Reformation, c.1536 he arranged with E. Whitchurch for the printing at Antwerp of Matthew's Bible (1537). He was then responsible for the ...
Samuel Edgerley

Samuel Edgerley  

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 (d. 1857) English-born missionary printer.Emigrating to Jamaica c.1826, he served the Jamaican Missionary Presbytery as catechist and printer, before accompanying a Presbyterian mission to Calabar, ...
share books

share books  

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Books whose copy (see copy 2) was not owned by one publisher. Many early printed books evidently required the capital of more than one publisher: there are, for example, four ...

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