Before copyright : the French book-privilege system, 1498-1526 (Book, 1990) []
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Before copyright : the French book-privilege system, 1498-1526

Before copyright : the French book-privilege system, 1498-1526

Author: Elizabeth Armstrong
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York ; Port Chester : Cambridge University Press, ©1990.
Series: Cambridge studies in publishing and printing history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

Details the development of the privilege system, a precursor to copyright, in early sixteenth-century French publishing.

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Genre/Form: Bibliographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Armstrong
ISBN: 0521893151 9780521893152 0521374081 9780521374088
OCLC Number: 708315789
Notes: En appendice : Register of known privileges, with code-numbers.
Description: 1 v. (XVII-317 p.) : illustrations, fac-sim., couv. illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; note on transcription; Note on proper names; Sigla and abbreviations; 1. Origins and development of book-privileges in Europe; 2. Privilege-granting authorities in France; 3. Seeking and granting privileges: forms, conditions and procedures; 4. Grounds for seeking and granting privileges; 5. Grant of privilege and permission to print; 6. Dating and duration of privileges; 7. Display and advertisement of privileges; 8. The range of interests reflected in privileged books: analysis by subject; 9. Ownership, enforcement and efficacy of privileges; Conclusion; Select bibliography; Index of publishers, printers and booksellers; General index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in publishing and printing history.
Other Titles: French book-privilege system 1498-1526.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Armstrong.
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