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Books by women
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Quarles, Francis  Emblems, divine and moral; together with Hieroglyphicks of the life of man. London : Printed by Eliz. Nutt, 1718 Sp Coll S.M. 884 

The Nutt family were one of the aristocratic printing families of the 18th century. Elizabeth Nutt was a printer in the Savoy, but also had a bookseller's shop at the Middle Temple Gate in Fleet Street, as shown by the list of books sold by her at the end of this volume. Samuel Negus in A List of London Printers, 1724, classed "Nutt, in the Savoy" as a "high flier". Mary Nutt was a bookseller in Exeter Exchange in the Strand. 

Frontispiece and title-page of Emblemes printed by Elizabeth Nutt. 

Mavor, William Fordyce Youth's miscellany, or, A father's gift to his children : consisting of original essays, moral and literary; tales, fables, reflections, &c. : intended to promote a love of virtue and learning, to correct the judgment, to improve the taste, and to humanize the mind ; by the author of The juvenile olio, &c., &c. London : Printed for E. Newbery, the corner of St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1798 AA1-l.16 

Elizabeth Newbery was the wife of Francis Newbery, the nephew of John Newbery, the famous publisher of children's books. Francis died in 1780 and Elizabeth continued the business until 1802. 

Title-page and frontispiece of The country-mans new art of planting and graffing

Mascall, Leonard The country-mans new art of planting and graffing: directing the best way to make any ground good for a rich orchard: with the manner how to plant and graffe all sorts of trees... as also the remedies and medicines concerning the same... London, [1651?]  Sp Coll Ferguson Ai-c.31

Jane Bell was a bookseller and printer in London form 1650 to 1659. She succeeded Moses Bell and was probably his widow. During this period family connections were an essential means for women to enter the printing and bookselling trade. Most of the type used by Bell was old and the books she printed were mainly popular literature, such as the Amadis de Gaul and Reynard the Fox. 

Peacock, Lucy The little emigrant, a tale. Interspersed with moral anecdotes and instructive conversations. Designed for the perusal of youth ; by the author of "The adventures of the six princesses of Babylon," "Visit for a week," "Juvenile magazine," London : Printed by S. Low, 1799 Sp Coll Z6-i.27 

Lucy Peacock kept a bookseller's shop in Oxford Street called the Juvenile Library. Peacock also wrote many children's tales anonymously, including contribution to Juvenile Magazine. The title page of this volume is on the right. 

Masefield, John John M. Synge: a few personal recollections, with biographical notes by John Masefield  Churchtown, Dundrum, Co. Dublin : The Cuala Press, 1905 Sp Coll 341 

The Cuala Press, originally called the Dum Emer press, was founded in 1902 at Dundrum, Co. Dublin by Elizabeth Yeats, sister of the poet W.B. Yeats. Many of Yeats'  works were first published by this press. Its aim was to bring about the revival of fine printing in Ireland and also to publish the work of Irish writers. Elizabeth Yeats  had been a pupil of Emery Walker and of William Morris. All of those employed at the press were women. 

Title-page of The little emigrant