Dr. Hazel Tubman
Continental Books & Illuminations
Hazel joined Maggs in the summer of 2017, fresh from completing her DPhil. on early modern self-writing practices, and vividly remembers the eighteenth-century ship's logbook that she was first given to catalogue. She began working full time for the firm in early 2018, assisting Jonathan in the Continental department, where she started by cataloguing a large collection of early imprints. Her previous studies have given her a real interest in early Italian material, though one of the best things about her job is the great variety of manuscripts, incunables and early printed books from all over Europe that cross her desk. Much of her spare time is spent fighting a losing battle to keep her tomato plants alive.