Britannica's Typesetters. Women Compositors in Edwardian Edinburgh. Sian REYNOLDS.

Britannica's Typesetters. Women Compositors in Edwardian Edinburgh.

(Edinburgh): Edinburgh Univ Press, (1989),

First Edition. octavo, wrappers. viii, 170pp. Edinburgh Univ Press, Item #7574

"The printing trade has traditionally reserved its skilled jobs for men - yet for over thirty years in Edinburgh women were being actively recruited to work as compositors and were even responsible for the typesetting of the eleventh edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Using printing office records, trade union papers, contemporary press and journal articles, as well as the firt-hand evidence from compositors still living, Sian Reynolds tells the story of women's entry into the printing trade." Very fine.

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