Home > What's on > 2020 Foxcroft Lecture: Larceny in the Library – Philip Bliss, Wynkyn de Worde and A treatise of a Galaunt

2020 Foxcroft Lecture: Larceny in the Library – Philip Bliss, Wynkyn de Worde and A treatise of a Galaunt

Bookings required

Date
18 March 2020, 6:00pm7:15pm
Cost
Free
Bookings
Location Village Roadshow Theatrette
via Entry 3, La Trobe Street
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Find out what a single leaf reveals about the early Tudor book trade as we follow the trail of a unique scrap of English printing, stolen from a London press in 1519 and acquired by State Library Victoria in 1923. Joseph J Gwara will solve this bibliographical whodunit and nab the Oxford thief who removed the fragment from an otherwise lost edition of the anti-French satirical poem A treatise of a Galaunt.

About Joseph J Gwara

Joseph J Gwara is Professor of Spanish at the United States Naval Academy. He is the recipient of the Katharine F Pantzer Jr Research Fellowship in the History of the Printed Book (Bibliographical Society, 2014) and the Katharine F Pantzer Senior Fellowship in Bibliography and the British Book Trades (Bibliographical Society of America, 2008). He is currently researching the 16th-century output of the printer Wynkyn de Worde and his circle.