The Culture and Commerce of Texts: Scribal Publication in Seventeenth-Century England / Edition 17

The Culture and Commerce of Texts: Scribal Publication in Seventeenth-Century England / Edition 17

by Harold Love
     
 

ISBN-10: 1558491341

ISBN-13: 9781558491342

Pub. Date: 03/09/1998

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press

Long after the establishment of printing in England, many writers and composers still preferred to publish their work through handwritten copies. Texts so transmitted included some of the most distinguished poetry and music of the seventeenth century, along with a rich variety of political, scientific, antiquarian, and philosophical writings. While censorship was

Overview

Long after the establishment of printing in England, many writers and composers still preferred to publish their work through handwritten copies. Texts so transmitted included some of the most distinguished poetry and music of the seventeenth century, along with a rich variety of political, scientific, antiquarian, and philosophical writings. While censorship was one reason for this persistence of the older practice, scribal publication remained the norm for texts that were required only in small numbers, or whose authors wished to avoid the "stigma" of print.

This is the first book to consider the trade in manuscripts as an important supplement to that in printed books, and to describe the agencies that met the need for rapid duplication of key texts.

University of Massachusetts Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558491342
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date:
03/09/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.16(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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