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The Resource The business of books : booksellers and the English book trade, 1450-1850, James Raven

The business of books : booksellers and the English book trade, 1450-1850, James Raven

Label
The business of books : booksellers and the English book trade, 1450-1850
Title
The business of books
Title remainder
booksellers and the English book trade, 1450-1850
Statement of responsibility
James Raven
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1450 very few English men or women were personally familiar with a book; by 1850, the great majority of people daily encountered books, magazines or newspapers. This book explores the history of this fundamental transformation, from the arrival of the printing press to the coming of steam. James Raven presents a lively and original account of the English book trade and the printers, booksellers and entrepreneurs who promoted its development."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1959-
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Raven, James
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Book industries and trade
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Printers
  • Literature publishing
Label
The business of books : booksellers and the English book trade, 1450-1850, James Raven
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [435]-455) and index
Contents
  • Ch. 1.
  • Introduction : the enterprise of booksellers.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 2.
  • arrival of print : domestic and foreign.
  • p. 11
  • Ch. 3.
  • Markets and martyrs : early modern commerce.
  • p. 46
  • Ch. 4.
  • late Stuart trade : new horizons.
  • p. 83
  • Ch. 5.
  • Investing in books : the supremacy of the booksellers.
  • p. 119
  • Ch. 6.
  • High and low : locating the trades.
  • p. 154
  • Ch. 7.
  • Boosting demand : stationers, printers, and sellers.
  • p. 193
  • Ch. 8.
  • Challenges and survivals : the late eighteenth century.
  • p. 221
  • Ch. 9.
  • Promoting the wares.
  • p. 257
  • Ch. 10.
  • Risking failure.
  • p. 294
  • Ch. 11.
  • Steam and stamps : nineteenth-century transformation.
  • p. 320
  • Ch. 12.
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 351
Control code
ocm71948623
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 493 p.
Isbn
9780300122619
Lccn
2006032910
Other control number
9780300122619
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The business of books : booksellers and the English book trade, 1450-1850, James Raven
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [435]-455) and index
Contents
  • Ch. 1.
  • Introduction : the enterprise of booksellers.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 2.
  • arrival of print : domestic and foreign.
  • p. 11
  • Ch. 3.
  • Markets and martyrs : early modern commerce.
  • p. 46
  • Ch. 4.
  • late Stuart trade : new horizons.
  • p. 83
  • Ch. 5.
  • Investing in books : the supremacy of the booksellers.
  • p. 119
  • Ch. 6.
  • High and low : locating the trades.
  • p. 154
  • Ch. 7.
  • Boosting demand : stationers, printers, and sellers.
  • p. 193
  • Ch. 8.
  • Challenges and survivals : the late eighteenth century.
  • p. 221
  • Ch. 9.
  • Promoting the wares.
  • p. 257
  • Ch. 10.
  • Risking failure.
  • p. 294
  • Ch. 11.
  • Steam and stamps : nineteenth-century transformation.
  • p. 320
  • Ch. 12.
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 351
Control code
ocm71948623
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 493 p.
Isbn
9780300122619
Lccn
2006032910
Other control number
9780300122619
Other physical details
ill., maps

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