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Richard Pynson in United Kingdom

Richard Pynson had been involved in the publication of Year Books. He had, as King’s Printer, a monopoly for the printing of statutes.

Beale listed 139 editions by Pynson, including 92 year books. Pynson succeeded William Faques (d. 1508) as King’s Printer. According to the book English Books and Readers 1475 to 1557: Being a Study in the History …, by
H. S. Bennett (1990), Pynson was the “earliest systematic publisher.”

In Old Printed Editions of the Year Books of the Reign of King Edward III

  • Year 1332-1333 ; Pynson (Date of Publication: 1518 )
  • Year 1346-1347 ; Pynson (Date of Publication: 1527? )
  • Year 1363-1364 ; Pynson (Date of Publication: 1520 )
  • Year 1365-1366 ; Pynson (Date of Publication: 1511? )
  • Year 1366-1367 ; Pynson (Date of Publication: 1511? )
  • Year 1367-1368 ; Pynson (Date of Publication: 1517? )
  • Year 1368-1369 ; Pynson (Date of Publication: 1517? )
  • Year 1369-1370 ; Pynson (Date of Publication: 1517? )
  • Year 1370-1371 ; Pynson (Date of Publication: 1517? )
  • Year 1371-1372 ; Pynson (Date of Publication: 1517 )
  • Year 1372-1373 ; Pynson (Date of Publication: 1520 )
  • Year 1373-1374 ; Pynson (Date of Publication: 1518 )
  • Year 1374-1375 ; Pynson (Date of Publication: 1517? )
  • Year 1375-1376 ; Pynson (Date of Publication: 1519 )
  • Year 1326-1376 ; Pynson (Date of Publication: 1502? )

Resources

Further Reading

  • The Law Emprynted and Englysshed: The Printing Press as an Agent. David J Harvey (2015)
  • The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain (severalvolumes). Nigel J. Morgan, ‎Lotte Hellinga, ‎John Barnard (1998)
  • The Oxford History of the Laws of England Volume VI: 1483-1558. John Baker (2003)
  • Early English Printed Books (1475 to 1640)
  • A list of early English printers and books
  • Collected Papers on English Legal History. John Baker (2013)
  • Early English Printed Books in the University Library, Cambridge. C. E. Sayle – 2010
  • Year Books of the Reign of King Edward the Third. Luke Owen Pike (2012)
  • Year-Book Bibliography. CC Soule (‎1901)


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