A Bibliography of John Rastell by Cecily Devereux

By Cecily Devereux

Drawing on over a decade of distinct bibliographical research, Devereux demonstrates that Rastell was once a number one determine within the improvement of legislation books, the 1st printer to create sort for song, and an important determine within the education and book of theological works. Rastell additionally promoted and released vital humanist texts, together with dialogues by way of Thomas extra, a couple of performs, together with Interlude of the 4 components which he can have written himself, and several other works by way of John Skelton. Like different Renaissance humanist printers Rastell borrowed woodcuts, shared out the paintings of printing lengthy multi-volume works, or even shared variety every so often. yet his existence as a writer was once turbulent, as confirmed through a number of alterations of deal with for his printing institution in London and various alterations in his printers and typesetters. Devereux's paintings is an important addition to Renaissance bibliography, supplying very important new details in case you learn early glossy humanism, in particular the historiography of legislations and faith in England.

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These ideas about Rastell's intentions are based on the depositions in Court of Requests, Req. 2/3/192 and the text of the Interlude (entry 12 in the Bibliography). John M. Headley, The Complete Works of St. Thomas More, 5, Responsio ad Lutherum (New Haven and London, 1969), esp. pp. 836-840 for Bercula's editorial work on this difficult text. R. Plomer, "John Rastell and his Contemporaries," Bibliographica 2 (1896), p. 439, from William Bonham's deposition in C24/1/3765. Reed, Early Tudor Drama, pp.

There are references to this Thomas, described as a "Deyster," at pp. 211, 247, 256, and 352. Isabel Rastell was taxed for soldiers to fight the Lancastrians in 1461 and again in 1471. When Thomas became MP in 1472, a John Rastell became Warden of the Hospital of St. John Baptist, Coventry (VCH Warwickshire, 3 (1908), p. 111). All this suggests that the family were of fairly long standing in Coventry; presumably they had ties, business or family, in London. They were probably related also to the Rastells in Gloucestershire.

6 (The Hague, 1741), p. 131. 18 Req. 2/3/192, edited by Reed as an appendix in Early Tudor Drama. Req. 2/3/192, edited by Reed in Early Tudor Drama. These ideas about Rastell's intentions are based on the depositions in Court of Requests, Req. 2/3/192 and the text of the Interlude (entry 12 in the Bibliography). John M. Headley, The Complete Works of St. Thomas More, 5, Responsio ad Lutherum (New Haven and London, 1969), esp. pp. 836-840 for Bercula's editorial work on this difficult text. R.

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