To the Most High and Mightie Princesse Elizabeth - Richard Field dedicates his latest printed book.

Besides their own imprints, printers made books their own with other personal touches.

This edition of Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans features a dedication to Queen Elizabeth I.

Elizabeth was a keen lute player. So the Stratford-born printer Richard Field paid tribute to her love of music in his decorative border. [click here to zoom out]

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Illustration of a lute player, from a border by Richard Field.
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