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  • Anna Bellavitis
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Abstract

Printing was a very special craft activity, where in early modern times women played an important role. In printers’ workshops, the press was man’s work and only a small percentage of women could read well enough to be able to help in the typesetting and proofreading, but we are very well informed about the commercial and editorial successes of the widows of printers and booksellers who took over their husbands in the running of their businesses, after having contributed to the workshop for many years.

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  • Anna Bellavitis
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  1. 1.University of RouenRouenFrance

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