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The author's due : printing and the prehistory of copyright

Author: Joseph Loewenstein
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Author's Due offers an institutional and cultural history of books, the book trade, and the bibliographic ego. Joseph Loewenstein traces the emergence of possessive authorship from the establishment of a printing industry in England to the passage of the 1710 Statute of Anne, which provided the legal underpinnings for modern copyright. Along the way he demonstrates that the culture of books, including the idea  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Loewenstein, Joseph, 1952-
Author's due.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2002
(DLC) 2002000552
(OCoLC)48858124
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Loewenstein
ISBN: 9780226490410 0226490416
OCLC Number: 593356229
Description: 1 online resource (x, 349 pages)
Contents: An introduction to bibliographical politics --
The reformation of the press : patent, copyright, piracy --
Monopolies commercial and doctrinal --
Ingenuity and the mercantile muse --
Monopolizing culture : two case studies --
Personality and print : the genetics of intellectual property --
Milton's talent : the emergence of authorial copyright --
Authentic reproductions.
Responsibility: Joseph Loewenstein.
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