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The History of the Book in the West: 1800-1914

Volume IV

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The History of the Book in the West: 1800-1914 by Stephen Colclough
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This collection of published papers on the development of the publishing cycle from author to reader includes work by many of the leading authorities on the history of the book in the nineteenth century, including James Barnes, Simon Eliot, Kate Flint, Elizabeth McHenry, Robert Patten, David Vincent and Ronald Zboray. It contains examples of different approaches, reflecting the fact that scholars come from a variety of disciplinary traditions, such as bibliography, typography, literary studies, library studies and the history of science. The introduction provides an overview of both the historical context and recent work on the subject. The volume is divided into five sections: National Publishing Structures in America, France, and Russia; International Trade; Publishing Practices; Distribution; Reading. The collection includes work in the tradition of French book history which has focussed on the systems and structures of the publishing industry and Anglo-American book history characterised by detailed analyses of the publication of a specific title or the practices of an individual reader.

Author Biography

Stephen Colclough is Lecturer at Bangor University, UK and Alexis Weedon is Professor and Director of the Research Institute for Media Art and Design, University of Bedfordshire, UK Michael Winship, Frederic Barbier, Jeffrey Brooks, Anthony Smith, Catherine Seville, James L.W. West III, Roy M. MacLeod, James J. Barnes, Michael Twyman, Simon Eliot, Allan C. Dooley, Robert L. Patten, Scott Bennett, Peter L. Shillingsburg, James A. Secord, Jack Simmons, Ronald J. Zboray, David Vincent, 'Elizabeth McHenry, Kate Flint, Bill Bell.
Release date Australia
March 28th, 2010
Contributors
Edited by Alexis Weedon Series edited by Alexis Weedon
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Ashgate Publishing Limited
Pages
554
ISBN-13
9780754627760
Product ID
4116471

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