Compiled by Alison Shell and Alison Emblow, with an introduction by Alison Shell.
The Bibliographical Society, The British Library, Oak Knoll Press, 2007.
Non-members price: £75.00. ISBN 978 019721798 6. CD-Rom £2.00 ($4).
The Index to the Court Books can now be consulted online or downloaded on the Society’s elctronic resources site at https://zenodo.org/record/3252954 (June 2019).
Members of the Society who ordered this publication in advance received it free of charge. Members may purchase a further copy for £50.00 (US$ 100) hard copy.
Court Books E, F and G cover some of the most turbulent years in the history of the Stationers’ Company, as explained in Alison Shell’s historical and analytical introduction to this volume. The Index includes the names of all printers, booksellers, publishers, bookbinders, and others who figure in the court minutes. It also lists the titles of the books mentioned in the minutes as well as those domestic and political events that were discussed in court, thereby giving an insight into the ways the Company, the City and the London booktrade worked. The present volume is the latest in a succession of indexes to the Court Books starting in 1576; it will be an indispensable tool, both for those using the Chadwyck-Healey microfilm of the Stationers’ Company Archive and for those working on the original volumes at Stationers’ Hall.