Lotte Hellinga

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Lotte Hellinga, FBA (born 1932) is a book historian and expert in early printing. She is an authority on the work of William Caxton.

Early life[edit]

Lotte Hellinga was born in 1932.[1] She studied at Amsterdam University under W. Hellinga who later became her husband.[2]

Career[edit]

Hellinga was a senior lecturer at the University of Amsterdam from 1967 to 1976, and General Secretary of the Consortium of European research libraries from 1992 to 2002.[2] Formerly she was deputy keeper of the British Library.

In 1990, she was elected a fellow of the British Academy, and, from 1991 to 1994, was a member of its Council.[2]

She is an expert in the work of the fifteenth-century printer William Caxton.[3]

Selected publications[edit]

  • The fifteenth-century printing types of the Low Countries, 1966. (With W. Hellinga)
  • The Cambridge history of the book in Britain, (vol 3). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1999. (Editor)
  • Analytical bibliography and the study of early printed books, 1989.
  • William Caxton and early printing in England. British Library, London, 2010. ISBN 9780712350884
  • Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Library, Vol 11 ("England") 2007.
  • Printing in England in the fifteenth century: Duff's bibliography with supplementary descriptions &c. The Bibliographical Society, London, 2009.
  • Texts in transit: From manuscript to proof and print in the fifteenth century. Brill, Leiden, 2014. ISBN 9789004277168

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Goldfinch, John (2010). "Hellinga, Lotte (1932– ), Book historian". In Michael F. Suarez, S.J.; H. R. Woudhuysen. The Oxford Companion to the Book. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198606536.
  2. ^ a b c "Dr Lotte Hellinga". British Academy. Retrieved 15 Mar 2018.
  3. ^ Coughlan, Sean (9 May 2017). "'Incredibly rare' William Caxton print discovered". BBC News. Retrieved 9 May 2017.

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