The typesetter. The figure of death stands over the printer. The caption reads: "Leave setting thy page. Spent is thine age."

The Printers and the demand for books.

When Shakespeare first settled in London, the Stationers Company had already been a feature of city industry for 30 years.

Its members spotted that fewer printers spelt less competition. So they hoped to protect their own businesses by licensing a select few approved workshops. [click here to read more]

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The hand-press. The figure of death stands over two printers. The caption reads: "Let printing stay: and come away."
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