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Lost books and printing in London, 1557-1640 : an analysis of the Stationers' Company register

Author: Alexandra Hill
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]
Series: Library of the written word, 68.; Library of the written word., Handpress world ;, 52.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lost Books and Printing in London, 1557-1640 is the first attempt to analyse systematically the entries relating to lost books in the Stationers' Company Register. Books played a fundamental role in early modern society and are key sources for our comprehension of the political, religious, economic and cultural aspects of the age. Over time, the loss of these books has presented a significant barrier to our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Hill
ISBN: 9789004349193 9004349197
OCLC Number: 1023608846
Description: 224 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: print culture and the Stationers' Company --
The lamentable tale of lost ballads --
"What newes said one? sad newes said some": a true relation of lost news --
A godly exposition of lost religious print --
The lost arts of learning and leisure --
Conclusion: patterns of loss and survival.
Series Title: Library of the written word, 68.; Library of the written word., Handpress world ;, 52.
Responsibility: by Alexandra Hill.

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"Lost Books and Printing in London, 1557-1640 is the first attempt to analyse systematically the entries relating to lost books in the Stationers' Company Register. Books played a fundamental role in early modern society and are key sources for our comprehension of the political, religious, economic and cultural aspects of the age. Over time, the loss of these books has presented a significant barrier to our understanding of the past. The monopoly of the Stationers' Company centralised book production in England to London with printing jobs carried out by members documented in a register. Using modern digital approaches to bibliography Alexandra Hill uses the Register to reclaim knowledge of the English book trade and print culture that would otherwise be lost"--

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