English Humanist Books: Writers and Patrons, Manuscripts and Print, 1475-1525

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Downsview, Ontario, Canada 1993 Hardcover First Edition Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 0802029116. x + 275 pp. Notes, select bibliography, index of manuscripts, general ... index. Illustrated. Glossy turquoise dust jacket has a bit of edge curl and a few scratches. Book has a pencil erasure on front free endpaper, otherwise clean and crisp. Nice copy. Using manuscripts and printed books as his material for a discussion of the development of humanist print culture in England, he links it to the traditions of English patronage and court life, and includes analysis of other sources ofr literary activity in the new learning as, for instance, at the universities.; 8vo-over 7"-9" tall. Read more Show Less

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Overview

During the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, the technology for making books was changing and, with the introduction of printing, books were being put to new uses by an emergent group of professional humanists. David Carlson sees a fundamental point of intersection between humanist culture in England - then just beginning - and the books produced by humanists. Using manuscripts and printed books as his material for discussion of the development of humanist print culture n England, he links it to the traditions of English patronage and court life, and includes analysis of other sources of literary activity in the new learning, as, for instance, at the universities. Carlson points out that for fifty or one hundred years following the invention of printing, publication was not synonymous with publication in print. At the same time writing enjoyed a greater fluidity, since a wide range of publication options were available to writers - all of them legitimate means for delivering texts to an interested public. Writers, printers, and their patrons were aware of the different kinds of books. These included deluxe presentation manuscripts, sometimes used in combination with printed copies; the invention of collected works for manuscript or printed publication; and authorial revision and republication for print. Carlson also examines the ways writers used printers, and printers used writers; and how writers manipulated the different forms of publication.
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Explores the mutual impact of humanism and printing, which arrived in England about the same time. Among the patterns Carlson (English, U. of Ottawa) finds is the perseverance of patronage and court life; the continued production of manuscripts alongside printed books for nearly a century, giving writers a range of options for getting their message to the reader; and the way printers and writers used each other. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802029119
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1993
  • Pages: 600

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 3
1 Filippo Alberici, Cebes' Tablet, and Henry VII 20
2 Politicking and Manuscript Presentation: Pietro Carmeliano's Development of Publishing Methods 1482-86 37
3 Authorial Self-Fashioning: Collected Works, in Manuscript and Print, in Bernard Andre's Later Career, 1509-17 60
4 Authorial Parsimony: The Circulation of Some Poems of Erasmus, c. 1495-1518 82
5 Printed and Manuscript Reduplication of the Same Piece of Writing: Robert Whittinton's Printed Opusculum of 1519 and a Manuscript for Cardinal Wolsey 102
6 Printers' Needs: Wynkyn de Worde's Piracy of William Lily's Epigrammata in 1522 123
7 Formal Translation: Thomas More's Epigrams before and after 1518 142
Conclusion 163
Appendices 167
Abbreviations 181
Notes 183
Select Bibliography 247
Figure Credits 264
Index of Manuscripts 265
General Index 267
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