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Welcome to the April issue of Bluelines!

With spring finally here, we’re encouraging readers to get outside with 40% off field guides, bird atlases, and other outdoor books! Visit our sales page for current sales and specials, as well as information on virtual exhibits. Be sure to subscribe to all our emails so you don’t miss out on any special offers, including our Earth Day Sale later this month.

Sign up here to attend a virtual author panel all about Magic in History on Friday, April 30th at 4pm EDT. Our guests are Michael D. Bailey, Allegra Iafrate, Frank Klaassen, Sharon Hubbs Wright, and Marla Segol; the event will be moderated by Claire Fanger. Browse the rest of our spring PSU Press Presents events here!

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Women Artists, Their Patrons, and Their Publics in Early Modern Bologna Women Artists, Their Patrons, and Their Publics in Early Modern Bologna

Babette Bohn

“This book is a monumental contribution to a rapidly growing body of studies on pioneering women artists. It will galvanize this field with fresh topics of discussion and a rich harvest of new archival findings.”
—Sheila Barker, Founding Director, Jane Fortune Research Program on Women Artists

The Magic of Rogues The Magic of Rogues

Necromancers in Early Tudor England

Frank Klaassen and Sharon Hubbs Wright

“With its innovative combination of magical texts and legal documents, this is an important research contribution and offers an excellent set of annotated sources for teaching not just about magic but also about power, belief, and ambition in Tudor England.”—Jonathan Barry, author of Witchcraft and Demonology in South-West England, 1640–1789

The Prophetic Quest The Prophetic Quest

The Stained Glass Windows of Jacob Landau, Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

David S. Herrstrom and Andrew D. Scrimgeour

“An important contribution to our knowledge and understanding of Jewish life in Pennsylvania and religious life more broadly. The Prophetic Quest brings attention to hitherto unknown items that themselves carry artistic, historic, and religious significance.”—Dianne Ashton, author of Hanukkah in America: A History

Quakerism in the Atlantic World Quakerism in the Atlantic World, 1690–1830

Edited by Robynne Rogers Healey

“This book will become a central work for a period of Quaker history that has lacked a comprehensive history to date.”—Thomas Hamm, author of The Quakers in America

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