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Book of Hawking, Hunting, and Heraldry [Book of St. Albans]

Portions of the so-called Book of St. Albans are alleged to be the first printed work written in English by a woman. Although authorship has traditionally been attributed to Juliana Berners, abbess of Sopwell in Hertfordshire, more recent scholarship has identified the probable writer as Julians [sic] Barnes, the wife of the holder of a manor near St. Albans. A compilation of treatises on hawking, hunting, and heraldry; this edition also contains an additional chapter on angling, or, "Fishing with an Angle," whose title illustration is shown here

Helizabeth de Rusconibus: Book of Hawking, Hunting, and Heraldry

Book of Hawking, Hunting, and Heraldry [Book of St. Albans], Westminister, Wynkyn de Worde, 1496.
Rare Books Division. Otto von Kienbusch Angling Collection


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