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The Resource Prices of books : an inquiry into the changes in the price of books which have occurred in England at different periods, Henry Benjamin Wheatley

Prices of books : an inquiry into the changes in the price of books which have occurred in England at different periods, Henry Benjamin Wheatley

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Prices of books : an inquiry into the changes in the price of books which have occurred in England at different periods
Title
Prices of books
Title remainder
an inquiry into the changes in the price of books which have occurred in England at different periods
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Henry Benjamin Wheatley
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Language
eng
Summary
A prolific author and bibliographer, Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917) wrote or edited dozens of works during a distinguished literary career. First published in 1898 as the fourth volume in Richard Garnett's 'Library Series', Prices of Books traces the market value of books in England from the seventeenth century to the late nineteenth century. Wheatley recounts the history of booksellers, and manuscript and book pricing in England, providing detailed analyses of significant auction sales over three centuries. He also devotes chapters to the pricing history of Shakespeare's works and other notable English publications. Serving as a fascinating micro-history of England's reading and book-collecting habits, this work will appeal to those interested in antiquarian culture and the history of the book. Several other works by Wheatley are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection, including the delightful Literary Blunders (1893)
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1838-1917
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Wheatley, Henry B.
Dewey number
338.430705730942
Index
index present
LC call number
Z1000
LC item number
.W55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge library collection. History of printing, publishing and libraries
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Books
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Prices of books : an inquiry into the changes in the price of books which have occurred in England at different periods, Henry Benjamin Wheatley
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Originally published: London : George Allen, 1898
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Editor's introduction -- Preface -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Sellers of books -- 3. Prices of manuscript books -- 4. Published prices -- 5. Auction sales in the seventeenth century -- 6. Auction sales in the eighteenth century -- 7. Auction sales in the nineteenth century -- 8. Prices of early printed books -- 9. Prices of early English literature - Caxtons, etc. -- 10. Prices of Shakespeare's works -- 11. Prices of various classes of books -- Index
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CR9781139923989
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139923989
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Prices of books : an inquiry into the changes in the price of books which have occurred in England at different periods, Henry Benjamin Wheatley
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : George Allen, 1898
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Editor's introduction -- Preface -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Sellers of books -- 3. Prices of manuscript books -- 4. Published prices -- 5. Auction sales in the seventeenth century -- 6. Auction sales in the eighteenth century -- 7. Auction sales in the nineteenth century -- 8. Prices of early printed books -- 9. Prices of early English literature - Caxtons, etc. -- 10. Prices of Shakespeare's works -- 11. Prices of various classes of books -- Index
Control code
CR9781139923989
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139923989
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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