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  • 12 Books That Changed the World

    By Melvyn Bragg

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780340839805
    • Publisher: HODDER AND STOUGHTON
    • Published: April 2006
    Accompanying the "ITV" series, this book describes a 'book' as an agent of social, political and personal revolution. Including famous books by Darwin, Newton and Shakespeare, it covers lesser-known works, such as Marie Stopes' "Married Love", and the original radical feminist Mary Wollstonecraft's "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman".
  • Abstractions of Evidence In the Study of Manuscripts & Early Printed Books

    By Joseph A. Dane

    Our Price: $160.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780754665014
    • Publisher: ASHGATE
    • Published: January 2009
    This book critiques the use of material evidence in studies of manuscript & printed books by delving into accepted notions about the study of print culture. It questions the institutional & ideological ptresuppostions that govern medieval studies,, descriptive bibliography, & library science. The book begins by asking what is the relation between material evidence & the abstract statements made about the evidence; ultimately it asks how the evidence is to be defined.
  • American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting, 1834-1853 (Material Texts)

    By Meredith L. McGill

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812219951
    • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
    • Published: April 2007
    The antebellum period has long been identified with the belated emergence of a truly national literature. And yet, as Meredith L. McGill argues, a mass market for books in this period was built and sustained through what we would call rampant literary piracy: a national literature developed not despite but because of the systematic copying of foreign works. Restoring a political dimension to accounts of the economic grounds of antebellum literature, McGill unfolds the legal arguments and political struggles that produced an American "culture of reprinting" and held it in place for two crucial decades.In this culture of reprinting, the circulation of print outstripped authorial and editorial control. McGill examines the workings of literary culture within this market, shifting her gaze from first and authorized editions to reprints and piracies, from the form of the book to the intersection of book and periodical publishing, and from a national literature to an internally divided and transatlantic literary marketplace. Through readings of the work of Dickens, Poe, and Hawthorne, McGill seeks both to analyze how changes in the conditions of publication influenced literary form and to measure what was lost as literary markets became centralized and literary culture became stratified in the early 1850s. American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting, 1834-1853 delineates a distinctive literary culture that was regional in articulation and transnational in scope, while questioning the grounds of the startlingly recent but nonetheless powerful equation of the national interest with the extension of authors' rights.
  • Asami Library: A Descriptive Catalogue

    By Chaoying Fang

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781499911459
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
  • Beauty and the Book: Fine Editions and Cultural Distinction in America (Henry McBride Series in Modernism and Modernity)

    By Megan L. Benton

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300082135
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: January 2000
  • Bibliographical Analysis: A Historical Introduction

    By G. Thomas Tanselle

    Our Price: $88.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521760348
    • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UP
    • Published: July 2009
    Studying printed books as physical objects can reveal not only how books were produced, but also how their design and layout features emerged and came to convey meanings. This concise and accessible introduction to analytical bibliography in its historical context explains in clear, non-specialist language how to find and analyze clues about a book's manufacture and how to examine the significance of a book's design. Written by one of the most eminent bibliographical and textual scholars working today, the book is both a practical guide to bibliographical research and a history of bibliography as a developing field of study. For all who use books, this is an ideal starting point for learning how to read the object along with the words.
  • Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed In England, 1558-1603

    By Soko Tomita

    Our Price: $210.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780754663737
    • Publisher: ASHGATE
    • Published: February 2009
    (Anglo=Italian Renaissance Studies). Through entries on 291 Italian books (451 editions) published in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, covering the years 1558-1603, this catalogue represents a summary of current research & knowledge of diffusion of Italian culture on English literature in this period. It also provides a foundation for new work on Anglo-Italian relations in Elizabethan England.
  • Bibliography & the Book Trades: Studies In the Print Culture of Early New England

    By Armory Hugh

    Our Price: $59.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780812238372
    • Publisher: PENNSYLVANIA
    • Published: September 2004
    Hugh Amory (1930-2001) was at once the most rigorous & the most methodically sophisticated historian of the book in early America. Gathered here are his essays, articles, & lectures on the subject, two of them printed for the first time. An introduction by David D. Hall sets this work in context & indicates its significance; Hall has also provided headnotes for each of the essays.
  • Bibliography of the Village Press: 1903-1938

    By Melbert B Cary Jr.

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781299800243
    • Publisher: NICHOLAS T. SMITH
    • Published: 1981
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  • The Book About Books: The Anatomy of Bibliomania

    By Holbrook Jackson

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780517368350
    • Publisher: AVENEL BOOKS
    • Published: January 1988
  • Book Business: Publishing: Past, Present, and Future

    By Jason Epstein

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393049848
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: January 2001
    The creator of Anchor Books and cofounder of The New York Review of Books, The Library of America and The Reader's Catalog discusses the severe crisis facing the book business today and looks ahead to the radicallytransformed industry that will revolutionize the idea of the book as profoundly as the introduction of movable type did five centuries ago. 188p.
  • Book Collecting 2000: A Comprehensive Guide

    By Allen Ahearn

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780399145742
    • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
    • Published: January 2000
    Completely revised handbook of estimated market values for first printings of first books, updated and expanded to include the works of more than 6,000 authors & discussions on the impact of the Internet on book collecting.
  • Book Collecting : A Comprehensive Guide

    By Allen Ahearn

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780399134562
    • Publisher: Putnam Adult
    • Published: September 1989
  • The Book of Lost Books : An Incomplete History of All the Great Books You'll Never Read

    By Stuart Kelly

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781400062973
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: 2006
    8vo. Luckily, masterpieces of classical literature still remain available to readers around the world through the incredible revelry for history & tradition. But what about all those lost classics, such as 'Speak, America,' Nabokov's second volume of memoirs, or Socrates' versions of Aesop's fables? In this brilliant feat of literary detection and historical expose, Stuart Kelly brings readers this compulsively readable story of the tantalizing, vanished works by the famous, the acclaimed, and the influential writers whose works were lost, sometimes due to outrageous circumstances. Index. 344p.
  • The Book on the Bookshelf

    By Henry Petroski

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375406492
    • Publisher: ALFRED A. KNOPF
    • Published: September 1999
    Traces the evolution of the book and the bookshelf, from the scrolls of antiquity to the modern-day volume, explains how the art of book storage evolved, and discusses such topics as libraries, bookselling, book collection, and book buying throughout history

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