The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain: Volume 6, 1830-1914

The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain: Volume 6, 1830-1914


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The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain: Volume 6, 1830-1914 by David McKitterick

The years 1830-1914 witnessed a revolution in the manufacture and use of books as great as that in the fifteenth century. Using new technology in printing, paper-making and binding, publishers worked with authors and illustrators to meet ever-growing and more varied demands from a population seeking books at all price levels. The essays by leading book historians in this volume show how books became cheap, how publishers used the magazine and newspaper markets to extend their influence, and how book ownership became universal for the first time. The fullest account ever published of the nineteenth-century revolution in printing, publishing and bookselling, this volume brings the Cambridge History of the Book in Britain up to a point when the world of books took on a recognisably modern form.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107668294
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/20/2014
Series: Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 813
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.65(d)

About the Author

David McKitterick is Fellow and Librarian of Trinity College, Cambridge, and Honorary Professor of Historical Bibliography in the University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents

Introduction David McKitterick; 1. Changes in the look of the book David McKitterick; 2. The illustration revolution Michael Twyman; 3. The serial revolution Graham Law and Robert L. Patten; 4. Authorship Patrick Leary and Andrew Nash; 5. Copyright Catherine Seville; 6. Distribution Stephen Colclough; 7. Reading Stephen Colclough and David Vincent; 8. Mass markets: religion Michael Ledger-Lomas; 9. Mass markets: education Christopher Stray and Gillian Sutherland; 10. Mass markets: children's books Brian Alderson and Andrea Immel; 11. Mass markets: literature Simon Eliot and Andrew Nash; 12. Publishing science, technology and mathematics James A. Secord; 13. Publishing for leisure Victoria Cooper and Dave Russell; 14. Publishing for the professions David McKitterick; 15. Organised knowledge David McKitterick; 16. The information revolution Aileen Fyfe; 17. A place in the world John Barnes, Bill Bell, Rimi Chatterjee, Wallace Kirsop and Michael Winship; 18. A place in time David McKitterick; 19. A publishing year - 1891 Simon Eliot and Richard Freebury; 20. Where do we go from here? William St Clair; Bibliography; Index.

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