The Stationers' Company and the book trade, 1550-1990

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Robin Myers, Michael Harris
Oak Knoll Press, 1997 - Business & Economics - 210 pages
For more than 400 years, the Stationers' Company has been a focus for the conduct of the print and book trade. Booksellers, stationers, printers, binders, other producers, and dealers united with a common purpose to protect their trade interests and to exert control in such matters as the number of master printers. In recent years, as the Company's archives have been opened up to researchers and as new evidence has come to light from other sources, the relationship of the Stationers' Company to the book trade as a whole has been shown to be more complex than had been previously imagined. The Stationers' Company, in all its aspects, is shown to be central to any study of book trade history in Britain.

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About the author (1997)

One of Canada's top investigative writers, Michael Harris was winner of the 1995 Arthur Ellis Award for best true crime book for "The Prodigal Husband: The Tragedy of Helmuth and Hannah Buxbaum. Formerly the publisher of the" Sunday Express in St. John's and later the Executive Director of News and Current Affairs for the Newfoundland Broadcasting Corporation, Harris has also been Queen's Park correspondent for the "National Post, and a national affairs columnist for the Sun News Service. Today, he host's his own radio program, "Michael Harris Live," on CFRA in Ottawa.
Harris's previous books consist of the award-winners "Justice Denied: The Law versus Donald Marshall (1986), "Unholy Orders: Tragedy at Mount Cashel (1990), "Rare Ambition: The Crosbies of Newfoundland (1992), "The Prodigal Husband (1994). "The Judas Kiss: The Undercover Life of Patrick Kelly (1995), was made into a television movie starring Paul Gross, and "Lament for an Ocean: The Collapse of the Atlantic Cod Fishery (1998) was a national bestseller. To date, his work has sparked four royal commissions of inquiry. He lives in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, with his wife and daughter.

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