Henry Pepwell

–1539

Warden of the Stationers Company [1525–6] and executor of Wynken de Worde, Henry Pepwell was known more as an extensive publisher and bookseller than printer. Born in Birmingham in the second half of the 15th century Pepwell moved to London setting up his business in 1518 at the former house of the stationer Henry Jacobi in St Paul’s Churchyard. The first book he printed was William Neville’s Castell of Pleasure, which was followed by a further seventeen titles by English humanists.