New Castle / The British Library, London 2005 Hardcover 248 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. BOOKS ON BOOKS. Reading, and the manifold signs of reading, have
become one of the most dynamic areas of research in book history. The reader as consumer and owner, as well as participant in the construction of new meanings, is the subject of these original essays. Specialists in literature, art history and book history investigate the annotations, marginal marks, extra-illustration and other forms of evidence left by readers. Through an examination of the book as a physical object, the contributors provide a range of intriguing insights into the ways in which this internalized and ephemeral activity can be understood in the context of book-trade history. Includes 40 black and white illustrations. (Key Words: Reading, Robin Myers, Annotations, Michael Harris, Books on Books, Giles Mandelbrote).
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