Libraries and the Book Trade: The Formation of Collections from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century

Libraries and the Book Trade: The Formation of Collections from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century

by Robin Myers, Giles Mandelbrote, Michael Harris
     
 

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Eight scholarly essays look at the book trade and its close relationship with the growth of libraries from the early years of printed books to the birth of the circulating libraries of the 19th century. The essays consider subjects including the complex relationship of collector, librarian, and bookseller; the role of specialist library binders; the commercial library of the 18th century; and the work of specific bibliophiles and their collections, including William Augustus White of Brooklyn, NY, whose spectacular Elizabethan works were dispersed to public institutions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584560340
Publisher:
Oak Knoll Press DE
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Series:
Publishing Pathways Series
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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