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

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

by Osborn H. Oldroyd
     
 
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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584560944
Publisher:
Oak Knoll Press DE
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Publishing Pathways Ser.
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.88(d)

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