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The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain
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Introduction David McKitterick; 1. Changes in the look of the book David McKitterick; 2. The illustration revolution Michael Twyman; 3. The serial revolution Graham Law and Robert L. Patten; 4. Authorship Patrick Leary and Andrew Nash; 5. Copyright Catherine Seville; 6. Distribution Stephen Colclough; 7. Reading Stephen Colclough and David Vincent; 8. Mass markets: religion Michael Ledger-Lomas; 9. Mass markets: education Christopher Stray and Gillian Sutherland; 10. Mass markets: children's books Brian Alderson and Andrea Immel; 11. Mass markets: literature Simon Eliot and Andrew Nash; 12. Publishing science, technology and mathematics James A. Secord; 13. Publishing for leisure Victoria Cooper and Dave Russell; 14. Publishing for the professions David McKitterick; 15. Organised knowledge David McKitterick; 16. The information revolution Aileen Fyfe; 17. A place in the world John Barnes, Bill Bell, Rimi Chatterjee, Wallace Kirsop and Michael Winship; 18. A place in time David McKitterick; 19. A publishing year - 1891 Simon Eliot and Richard Freebury; 20. Where do we go from here? William St Clair; Bibliography; Index.

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The fullest account ever published of the nineteenth-century revolution in printing, publishing and bookselling.

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David McKitterick is Fellow and Librarian of Trinity College, Cambridge, and Honorary Professor of Historical Bibliography in the University of Cambridge.

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'The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain is one of the great scholarly enterprises of our time ... Far from being a series of good essays on interesting topics, taken as a whole this book is not merely the best history of the book in nineteenth-century Britain which we have. It is, in the present state of our knowledge, just about the best that could be written.' John Feather, The Rare Books Newsletter
'... this book is an indispensable acquisition for any general or humanities library ...' Karen Attar, University of London
'It is impossible to do this splendid and rich volume justice in a review article. Twenty essays cover an immense range of topics, suggest links between one another, provide scrupulous detail and larger frameworks. Twenty-four contributors explore the nineteenth-century revolution in printing, publishing and book-selling, in chapters covering aspects as diverse as 'The illustration revolution', 'The serial revolution', 'Copyright', 'Distribution', 'Reading', 'Mass markets' ... The volume's scope is immense and ambitious.' Annika Bautz, Journal of Theory and Criticism
"It is impossible to do this splendid and rich volume justice in a review article. Twenty essays cover an immense range of topics, suggest links between one another, provide scrupulous detail and larger frameworks. Twenty-four contributors explore the nineteenth-century revolution in printing, publishing and book-selling, in chapters covering aspects as diverse as "The illustration revolution", "The serial revolution", "Copyright", "Distribution", "Reading", "Mass markets" ... The volume's scope is immense and ambitious." Annika Bautz, Journal of Theory and Criticism

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