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The History of the Book in the West: 1455–1700: Volume II

The History of the Book in the West: 1455–1700: Volume II

1st Edition

Ian Gadd
June 12, 2019

Beginning with one of the crucial technological breakthroughs of Western history - the development of moveable type by Johann Gutenberg - The History of the Book in the West 1455-1700 covers the period that saw the growth and consolidation of the printed book as a significant feature of Western...

The History of the Book in the West: 400AD–1455: Volume I

The History of the Book in the West: 400AD–1455: Volume I

1st Edition

Pamela Robinson, Jane Roberts
May 28, 2010

This selection of papers by major scholars introduces students to the history of the book in the West from late Antiquity to the publication of the Gutenberg Bible and the beginning of the print revolution. The collection opens with wide-ranging papers on handwriting and the physical make-up of the...

The History of the Book in the West: 1914–2000: Volume V

The History of the Book in the West: 1914–2000: Volume V

1st Edition

Alexis Weedon
April 23, 2010

This collection brings together published papers on key themes which book historians have identified as of particular significance in the history of twentieth-century publishing. It reprints some of the best comparative perspectives and most insightful and innovatively presented scholarship on...

The History of the Book in the West: 1700–1800: Volume III

The History of the Book in the West: 1700–1800: Volume III

1st Edition

Eleanor F. Shevlin
March 28, 2010

Influenced by Enlightenment principles and commercial transformations, the history of the book in the eighteenth century witnessed not only the final decades of the hand-press era but also developments and practices that pointed to its future: ’the foundations of modern copyright; a rapid growth in...

The History of the Book in the West: 1800–1914: Volume IV

The History of the Book in the West: 1800–1914: Volume IV

1st Edition

Stephen Colclough, Alexis Weedon
March 28, 2010

This collection of published papers on the development of the publishing cycle from author to reader includes work by many of the leading authorities on the history of the book in the nineteenth century, including James Barnes, Simon Eliot, Kate Flint, Elizabeth McHenry, Robert Patten, David...

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