Lotte Hellinga

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

Lotte Hellinga Was Born in 1932. [1] She Studied at Amsterdam University under W. Hellinga Who est devenu later her husband. [2]


Hellinga was a senior lecturer at the University of Amsterdam from 1967 to 1976. [2]

Hellinga was formerly deputy keeper British Library .

She was elected a fellow of the British Academy in 1990. She was a member of the Council, 1991-1994. [2]

General Secretary Consortium of European Research Libraries (1992 – 2002).

She is an expert in the work of William Caxton . [3]

Selected publications

  • 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.
  • Analytical bibliography and the study of early printed books , 1989.
  • William Caxton and early printing in England . British Library, London, 2010. ISBN 9780712350884
  • Catalog of books published 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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  2. ^ Jump up to:c Dr Lotte Hellinga. British Academy. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  3. Jump up^ “‘Incredibly rare’ William Caxton print discovered”. Sean Coughlan, BBC News, 9 May 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2017.

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