English Books and Readers, 1475 to 1557: Being a Study in the History of the Book Trade from Caxton to the Incorporation of the Stationers' Company / Edition 2

English Books and Readers, 1475 to 1557: Being a Study in the History of the Book Trade from Caxton to the Incorporation of the Stationers' Company / Edition 2

by H. S. Bennett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521379881

ISBN-13: 9780521379885

Pub. Date: 10/28/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this classic first volume of English Books and Readers, first published in 1952, H. S. Bennett covers in detail the history of books from Caxton down to the incorporation of the Stationers' Company, discussing the evidence for public literacy, the regulation of the book trade, the demand for books, the authors, translators, and printers of early books, and their

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In this classic first volume of English Books and Readers, first published in 1952, H. S. Bennett covers in detail the history of books from Caxton down to the incorporation of the Stationers' Company, discussing the evidence for public literacy, the regulation of the book trade, the demand for books, the authors, translators, and printers of early books, and their methods. It is a history of society at the opening of the Art of Printing, without which civilization as we know it could hardly have taken shape at all - a chapter in the human story, unique in its significance and remarkably obscure before this book was first published.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521379885
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue; 1. Caxton and his literary heritage; 2. Literacy; 3. The regulation of the book trade; 4. Patronage; 5. The demand for books; 6. The variety of books; 7. Translations and translators; 8. The printers; 9. The printing of the book; Appendix I; Appendix II; Bibliography; General index; Index of passages.

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