The Book Culture of a Colonial American City: Philadelphia Books, Bookmen, and Booksellers by Edwin Wolf II, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Book Culture of a Colonial American City: Philadelphia Books, Bookmen, and Booksellers

The Book Culture of a Colonial American City: Philadelphia Books, Bookmen, and Booksellers

by Edwin Wolf II
     
 

This unique contribution to the history of the book in America examines the books most commonly bought, sold, and read in colonial Philadelphia—the variety of titles, their popularity, prices, and quantities shipped and purchased. While directly concerned with Philadelphia, the study, based on inventories, invoices, catalogues, and the books themselves,

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This unique contribution to the history of the book in America examines the books most commonly bought, sold, and read in colonial Philadelphia—the variety of titles, their popularity, prices, and quantities shipped and purchased. While directly concerned with Philadelphia, the study, based on inventories, invoices, catalogues, and the books themselves, applies to all of British America, revealing the surprisingly large and diverse appetites of colonial American readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198184065
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/02/1988
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.69(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.75(d)

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