Explores relations among British booksellers, bookselling, book
production, and book buyers over the past half millennium. The 17
essays include discussions of a 16th-century stationer and his
business connections, the ownership of copyrights in the late 17th
century, the provision of books in Oxford 1450-1550, Richard
Lapthorne and the London retail book trade 1683-1697, Francis Fry as
a maker of chocolate and Bibles, and bookbinding in the National
Library of Wales. No subject index.
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