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The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain

Volume 6. 1830–1914

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David McKitterick, Michael Twyman, Graham Law, Robert L. Patten, Patrick Leary, Andrew Nash, Catherine Seville, Stephen Colclough, David Vincent, Michael Ledger-Lomas, Christopher Stray, Gillian Sutherland, Brian Alderson, Andrea Immel, Simon Eliot, Andrew Nash, James A. Secord, Victoria Cooper, Dave Russell, Aileen Fyfe, John Barnes, Bill Bell, Rimi Chatterjee, Wallace Kirsop, Michael Winship, Richard Freebury, William St Clair
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  • Date Published: November 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107668294

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  • 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.

    • Covers all aspects of printing, publishing and the world of books during a period of great change
    • Contributors include leading experts in the field
    • Illustrated with many plates showing the full range of publications from the period
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    "It is impossible to do this splendid and rich volume justice in a review article. Twenty essays cover an immense range of topics, suggest links between one another, provide scrupulous detail and larger frameworks. Twenty-four contributors explore the nineteenth-century revolution in printing, publishing and book-selling, in chapters covering aspects as diverse as "The illustration revolution", "The serial revolution", "Copyright", "Distribution", "Reading", "Mass markets" … The volume’s scope is immense and ambitious."
    Annika Bautz, Journal of Theory and Criticism

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    • Date Published: November 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107668294
    • length: 813 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 42 mm
    • weight: 1.22kg
    • contains: 22 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • 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.

  • Editor

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

    Contributors

    David McKitterick, Michael Twyman, Graham Law, Robert L. Patten, Patrick Leary, Andrew Nash, Catherine Seville, Stephen Colclough, David Vincent, Michael Ledger-Lomas, Christopher Stray, Gillian Sutherland, Brian Alderson, Andrea Immel, Simon Eliot, Andrew Nash, James A. Secord, Victoria Cooper, Dave Russell, Aileen Fyfe, John Barnes, Bill Bell, Rimi Chatterjee, Wallace Kirsop, Michael Winship, Richard Freebury, William St Clair

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