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To learn more about the engraver of the 17th-century head-piece pictured to the left, see the IN BRIEF biography for Wenceslaus Hollar.

A digital edition of 2 poems honoring the printer’s trade (first published c.1608), by the eminent Latin poet, Elizabeth Jane Weston (1581?-1612), is available in the She-philosopher.​com Library: see Lib. Cat. No. WEST1608 (for the Latin originals, and modern English translations).


There is related material on the history of print, and on early-modern women’s involvement with the print trade, located elsewhere at She-philosopher.​com. The best way to find it is to use our customized search tool (search box at the top of the right-hand sidebar on this page), which is updated every time new content is added to the public areas of the website, thus ensuring the most comprehensive and reliable searches of She-philosopher.​com.

First Published:  September 2012
Revised (substantive):  1 June 2021

Under Construction

S O R R Y,  but this Web page compilation of early-modern recipes for making ink — part of’s growing collection of material on the history of print, design, type, and calligraphy — is still under construction.

17th-century head-piece showing six boys with farm tools, by Wenceslaus Hollar

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