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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: $165.00
    • 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.
  • Among the Gently Mad: Perspectives and Strategies for the Book-Hunter in the Twenty-First Century

    By Nicholas Basbanes

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780805051599
    • Publisher: HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY
    • Published: November 2002
    The author's unsurpassed grasp of the history and lore of book collecting has delighted bibliophiles with his previous books, A Gentle Madness, and Patience &Fortitude. Now, Mr. Basbanes provides a 21st-century guide to book collecting that deals with both the traditional methods of acquisition and the electronic tools now available on the Internet. The book offers a lucid,informed refresher course on the fundamentals that endure, while questioning certain practices of doubtful validity. 'The book no modern collector will want to be without!' 288p.
  • Asami Library: A Descriptive Catalogue

    By Chaoying Fang

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781499911459
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
  • Baghdad: 1951

    By Herb Caen

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781399237000
    • Publisher: 1950
    • Published: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
  • 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: $215.00
    • 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 : The Story of Printing and Bookmaking

    By Douglas C. McMurtrie

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780880293488
    • Publisher: Dorset Press
    • Published: February 1990
  • 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 : A Comprehensive Guide

    By Allen Ahearn

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780399134562
    • Publisher: Putnam Adult
    • Published: September 1989
  • Book Row: An Anecdotal and Pictorial History of the Antiquarian Book Trade

    By Marvin Mondlin

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780786716524
    • Publisher: Carro
    • Published: October 2005
    For nearly eight decades, from the 1890s to the 1960s, the bibliophile's paradise known as 'Book Row' flourished just south of 14th Street in Manhattan, mostly on the seven blocks of Fourth Avenue bracketed by Union Square and Astor Place; its flagship bookseller, the STRAND, moved from Book Row to its present location in the 1950s. This book provides its multi-faceted story, complete with a cast of characters: like the horse-betting, poker-playing go-getter and book dealer George D. Smith to that consummate used bookseller Fred Bass of STRAND. A memorable book of an indelible era in New York bookseller history. Index. B&W illus. 405p.
  • Book Smart: Your Essential Reading List for Becoming a Literary Genius In 365 Days

    By Jane Mallison

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780071482714
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
    • Published: October 2007
    Offers a list of one hundred and twenty books in an arrangement based on the time of year, providing the reader with advice on how to approach reading and historical and thematical notes on each work.

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