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After the Parisian printer Thielman Kerver died in 1522, his widow Iolande Bonhomme took over his shop at the "Sign of the Unicorn" in the Rue St. Jacques, and in 1526 she produced the first Bible printed by a woman. This essay discusses Bonhomme's assumption of the business and the roles and skills open to the widows of certain tradesmen in medieval France.
History of the book, Medieval history, History of printing, Women
Medieval History | Medieval Studies
Culp, Darrah, "Kerver's Widow and Female Printers in Sixteenth-Century France" (2018). Kerver Book of Hours: Senior Capstone 2018. 9.