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  Peter W. M. Blayney, who moved to Toronto in 2000, has been Distinguished Fellow of the Folger Shakespeare Library since 1993. Although he is probably best known for two books on early printed Shakespeare -- The Texts of "King Lear" and their Origins: Nicholas Okes and the First Quarto (Cambridge, 1982) and The First Folio of Shakespeare (Washington, 1991) -- the focus of Dr. Blayney's research has always been bibliographical rather than textual; historical rather than literary. Other significant publications include a study of The Bookshops in Paul's Cross Churchyard (The Bibliographical Society, 1990), an extended review of the revised Short-Title Catalogue (PBSA, 88/3 (1994) 353-407), and the essay that won the Sohmer-Hall Prize for 1997: 'The Publication of Playbooks,' in A New History of Early English Drama, ed. John D. Cox and David Scott Kastan (New York, 1997). A lengthy investigation of London printing in 1590-1610 (funded for seven years by the NEH) led Blayney to reconsider the early evolution of the book trade in England, and he is now at work (assisted by a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1997-98 and a Fredson Bowers award in 2000) on a book provisionally entitled The Stationers' Company and the Printers of London, 1501-1616. He has taught courses on bibliography and the history of the London book trade at the Universities of Chicago and Delaware, Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, the Folger Institute, and elsewhere.