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Against the law : crime, sharp practice, and the control of print

Author: Robin Myers, (Book trade historian); Michael Harris; Giles Mandelbrote
Publisher: New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press ; London : British Library, 2004.
Series: Publishing pathways.
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"These papers are the published proceedings of the 26th annual book trade history conference held at the St Bride Printing Library and Birkbeck College."--Page ix.

"The contributors to this volume explore the underside of the book trade, revealing the ways in which laws and regulations relating to books have been exploited and manipulated, or evaded and broken, over many centuries."--Page vii.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Myers, (Book trade historian); Michael Harris; Giles Mandelbrote
ISBN: 158456153X 9781584561538 0712348964 9780712348966
OCLC Number: 58055691
Notes: "The contributors to this volume explore the underside of the book trade, revealing the ways in which laws and regulations relating to books have been exploited and manipulated, or evaded and broken, over many centuries."--Page vii.
"These papers are the published proceedings of the 26th annual book trade history conference held at the St Bride Printing Library and Birkbeck College."--Page ix.
Description: xv, 184 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Book thefts in the Middle Ages / Christopher de Hamel --
Censorship of Hebrew books in sixteenth century Italy / Adri K. Offenberg --
Some property is theft: copyright law and illegal activity in early modern Scotland / Alastair J. Mann --
Offensive behaviour in the English book trade, 1641-1700 / Maureen Bell --
Crimes of conscience: the last will and testament of John Dunton / Helen Berry --
History of the false raised band / Nicholas Pickwoad --
Guglielmo Libri / Anthony Hobson --
Bound for Botany Bay; or, What did the nineteenth century convict read? / Bill Bell.
Series Title: Publishing pathways.
Responsibility: edited by Robin Myers, Michael Harris, and Giles Mandelbrote.

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"These papers are the published proceedings of the 26th annual book trade history conference held at the St Bride Printing Library and Birkbeck College."--Page ix.

"The contributors to this volume explore the underside of the book trade, revealing the ways in which laws and regulations relating to books have been exploited and manipulated, or evaded and broken, over many centuries."--Page vii.

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