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The Cambridge history of the book in Britain.

Author: Nigel J MorganRodney M ThomsonLotte HellingaJ B TrappJohn BarnardAll authors
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998-
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Vol. 1 explores the physical form of books, including their codicology, script and decoration, examines the circulation and exchange of manuscripts and texts between England, Ireland, the Celtic realms and the Continent. Discusses the production, presentation and use of different classes of texts and evaluates the libraries that can be associated with particular individuals and institutions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cambridge history of the book in Britain.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, <1998-2009>
(DLC) 98004398
(OCoLC)38856036
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel J Morgan; Rodney M Thomson; Lotte Hellinga; J B Trapp; John Barnard; David McKitterick; Richard Gameson; Cambridge University Press.
ISBN: 9780511978029 0511978022 9780511466731 0511466730 9780511468445 051146844X 9780511468452 0511468458 9780511862250 0511862253 9780511756726 0511756720
OCLC Number: 268773183
Description: 1 online resource (volumes) : illustrations
Contents: v. 1. c. 400-1100 / edited by Richard Gameson --
v. 2. 1100-1400 / edited by Nigel Morgan and Rodney M. Thomson --
v. 3. 1400-1557 / edited by Lotte Hellinga and J.B. Trapp --
v. 4. 1557-1695 / edited by John Barnard and D.F. McKenzie, with the assistance of Maureen Bell --
v. 5 1695-1830 / edited by Michael F. Suarez and Michael L. Turner --
v. 6. 1830-1914 / edited by David McKitterick.

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Between the death of Chaucer in 1400 and the incorporation of the Stationers' Company in 1557, manuscript culture gave way to printed books. This volume traces the transition and discerns patterns of  Read more...

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'This volume and its successors should have a place in any library concerned with British history, for it convincingly demonstrates the contribution of books at a critical time.' Peter Hoare, Library Read more...

 
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