Lives in Print: Biography and the Book Trade from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century

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Nine papers from a 2001 London conference elucidate the lives of publishers throughout history and how biography became a staple genre. Bibliophiles trace how early biographies of saints led to other "printed lives" and The Dictionary of National Biography (1885- 1901). Illustrations include manuscript facsimiles, and a genealogy of the family behind the Nichols Archive, a source for book trade biography. Co-published with The British Library. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc.,...
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New Castle / The British Library, London 2003 Hardcover First edition. 22nd title in the Publishing Pathways Series. 218 pages. Hardcover, no dustjacket (as issued). Brand new ... book. BIOGRAPHY. Ten leading scholars focus on prominent printer/publishers and their contribution to printing history. Subjects covered include the works of John Nichols, John Foxe, Andrew Brice, John Wolfe, Shakespeare's Lives in Print, Interpreting Manuscript Evidence, The Dictionary of National Bibliography, and John Day's Book of Martyrs, etc. (Key Words: Robin Myers, Michael Harris, Giles Mandelbrote, Biography, Printing History, Book Trade, Books on Books, John Nichols, John Foxe, Andrew Brice, John Wolfe, William Shakespeare, Interpreting Manuscript Evidence, The Dictionary of National Bibliography, John Day, Book of Martyrs). Read more Show Less

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New Castle, DE; London 2002 Hardcover First Edition New in new jacket Printing Pathways. Xiv, 208 pp. 8vo. Illus. Index. Papers originally presented at the conference "Lives in ... Print" held in London, Dec. 1-2, 2001. Read more Show Less

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Nine papers from a 2001 London conference elucidate the lives of publishers throughout history and how biography became a staple genre. Bibliophiles trace how early biographies of saints led to other "printed lives" and The Dictionary of National Biography (1885- 1901). Illustrations include manuscript facsimiles, and a genealogy of the family behind the Nichols Archive, a source for book trade biography. Co-published with The British Library. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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  • ISBN-13: 9781584560944
  • Publisher: Oak Knoll Press DE
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Series: Publishing Pathways Ser.
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.88 (d)

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