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A genius for letters : booksellers and bookselling from the 16th to the 20th century

Author: Robin Myers, (Book trade historian); Michael H Harris
Publisher: Winchester [England] : St. Paul's Bibliographies ; New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll Press, 1995.
Series: Publishing pathways.
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Presents nine essays on the history of the book trade, focusing on booksellers in various eras in Britain and Italy. Looks at booksellers' place at the center of the manufacture and distribution of books, and their role in shaping readers' tastes and laying the foundation of commercial publishing.
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Genre/Form: History
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Genius for letters.
Winchester [England] : St. Paul's Bibliographies ; New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll Press, 1995
(OCoLC)604923234
Online version:
Genius for letters.
Winchester [England] : St. Paul's Bibliographies ; New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll Press, 1995
(OCoLC)608971384
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Myers, (Book trade historian); Michael H Harris
ISBN: 1873040245 9781873040249 1884718167 9781884718168
OCLC Number: 32970087
Description: xiv, 188 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Booksellers and bookbinders / Anthony Hobson --
Dealing across frontiers : Italian bookselling in the 18th century / Luigi Balsamo --
Honest Sam. Briscoe / Germaine Greer --
From the warehouse to the counting-house : booksellers and bookshops in late 17th-century London / Giles Mandelbrote / Antiquarian bookselling in Britain in 1725 : the nature of the evidence / Christopher Edwards --
Book advertisements in mid-18th-century newspapers : the example of Robert Dodsley / James Tierney --
'An illiterate fellow of a bookseller' : John Murray and his authors, 1768-1793 / William Zachs --
Bookselling by the backdoor : circulating libraries, booksellers and book clubs 1870-1966 / Simon Eliot --
Secret history of Smith & Elder : the publishers circular as a source for publishing history / Bill Bell.
Series Title: Publishing pathways.
Responsibility: edited by Robin Myers and Michael Harris.

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Presents nine essays on the history of the book trade, focusing on booksellers in various eras in Britain and Italy. Looks at booksellers' place at the center of the manufacture and distribution of books, and their role in shaping readers' tastes and laying the foundation of commercial publishing.

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