<h2><center><span style="color:#866F45;">The Second Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England</span></center></h2>


<p><center>Coke, Edward. <em>The Second Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England</em>. London: Printed by John Streater, Henry Twyford, Elizabeth Flesher, assigns of Richard Atkyns, and Edward Atkyns, Esquires, 1671.</center></p>

<p>The earliest book in this exhibition, this was printed by Elizabeth Flesher, a woman who was immersed in London's book trade for her entire life. Flesher's father, Cornelius Bee, was a haberdasher and book seller. She married James Flesher, a printer. He and several other printers agreed to pay Richard Atkyns, holder of the patent to print common-law books, £100 per year for the privilege of printing them. Upon her husband's death ca. 1670, Flesher continued printing in his stead. In 1673, she briefly employed Thomas Dawks (1636-1689), who held the patent for Welsh language printing, and his son Ichabod. Flesher was active in printing until 1688.</p>

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