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The coming of the book : the impact of printing 1450-1800

Author: Lucien Febvre; Henri-Jean Martin
Publisher: London : N.L.B., 1976.
Series: Foundations of history library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New ed.]View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Febvre, Lucien Paul Victor, 1878-1956.
Coming of the book.
London : N.L.B., 1976
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucien Febvre; Henri-Jean Martin
ISBN: 0902308173 9780902308176
OCLC Number: 2379181
Notes: Translation of L'apparition du livre.
Description: 378 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Preliminaries: The introduction of paper into Europe --
1.1 The progress of paper --
1.2 Preconditions of the growth of paper-making: Natural and industrial --
1.3 Commercial factors --
1.4 The coming of printing and the development of the paper industry --
2. The technical problems and their solution --
2.1 The wood-cut, ancestor of the book? --
2.2 The 'discovery' of printing --
2.3 The making of the type --
2.4 Composition and impression --
2.5 Imposition --
2.6 The Chinese precedent --
3. The book: Its visual appearance --
3.1 Type founts --
3.2 Inside the book: Title page, colophon and printer's mark --
3.3 The text and format of the book --
3.4 Illustration --
3.5 Clothing the book: The binding --
4. The book as a commodity --
4.1 Costs --
4.2 The problem of finance --
5. The little world of the book --
5.1 The journeymen --
5.2 The masters --
5.3 From the humanist printer to the bookseller of the enlightenment --
5.4 Authors and their rights --
6. The geography of the book --
6.1 The journeys of printers --
6.2 Places to set up business --
6.3 Geography and publishing --
6.4 Printing conquers the world --
A. The Slav countries: Bohemia and Moravia; Poland; The southern Slavs; Russia --
B. The new world --
C. The far east --
7. The book trade --
7.1 Some basic data: Sizes of editions --
7.2 Some problems for the trade --
7.3 Business methods at the time of the book-fairs --
7.4 Towards new business methods --
7.5 Privilege and piracy --
7.6 Censorship and banned books --
8. The book as a force for change --
8.1 From manuscript to printed book --
8.2 Humanism and the book --
8.3 The book and the reformation --
8.4 Printing and language.
Series Title: Foundations of history library.
Other Titles: Apparition du livre.
Responsibility: Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin ; translated by David Gerard ; edited by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith and David Wootton.
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