The Old Printer and the Modern Press (Classic Reprint)

The Old Printer and the Modern Press (Classic Reprint)

by Charles Knight
     
 

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In 1844 I wrote, and published in my series of 'The Weekly Volume' William Caxton, a Biography. That little work sold as largely as any of the collection. It will not be reprinted, as I have cancelled the stereotype plates.

In the present work I have remodelled that biography; rendering it a more compact narrative

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Excerpt from The Old Printer and the Modern Press

In 1844 I wrote, and published in my series of 'The Weekly Volume' William Caxton, a Biography. That little work sold as largely as any of the collection. It will not be reprinted, as I have cancelled the stereotype plates.

In the present work I have remodelled that biography; rendering it a more compact narrative of the state of knowledge before the invention of printing, of the personal history of the man who brought the invention to England, and of the nature of his efforts to diffuse information amongst his countrymen. This account forms the First Part of this volume.

The Second Part embraces a very broad view of the Progress of the Press to our own day, especially in relation to the important subject of Cheap Popular Literature.

In treating of the remarkable revolution of our times in the prices of books, I cannot avoid incidentally noticing some of my own labours in that direction. I have done so as slightly as possible; and, I trust, in the impartial spirit of an honest chronicler.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331086949
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/10/2015
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

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