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English books & readers, 1475 to 1557: being a study in the history of the book trade from Caxton to the incorporation of the Stationers' Company/
by H. S. Bennett.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
London : Cambridge U.P., 1969.
description
xiv, 337 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0521076099
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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imprint
London : Cambridge U.P., 1969.
isbn
0521076099
general note
Appendices (p. 239-319):--I. Handlist of publications by Wynkyn de Worde, 1492-1535.--II. Trial list of translations into English printed between 1475-1560.
catalogue key
2511746
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 320-322) and indexes.
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'He has brought a clear head and an infinite capacity for taking pains to the sifting and orderly presentation of his evidence, which he has distilled into 238 closely reasoned pages ... It will be a standard reference-book; a lucidly arranged collection of passages illustrating literacy, the regulation of the book trade, and the aims and methods of authors, translators and printers.' The Times Literary Supplement
'He has brought a clear head and an infinite capacity for taking pains to the sifting and orderly presentation of his evidence, which he has distilled into 238 closely reasoned pages ... It will be a standard reference-book; a lucidly arranged collection of passages illustrating literacy, the regulation of the book trade, and the aims and methods of authors, translators and printers.'The Times Literary Supplement
Review of the hardback: 'He has brought a clear head and an infinite capacity for taking pains to the sifting and orderly presentation of his evidence, which he has distilled into 238 closely reasoned pages ... It will be a standard reference-book; a lucidly arranged collection of passages illustrating literacy, the regulation of the book trade, and the aims and methods of authors, translators and printers.' The Times Literary Supplement
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In this classic first volume of English Books and Readers, first published in 1952, H. S. Bennett covers in detail the history of books from Caxton down to the incorporation of the Stationers' Company, discussing the evidence for public literacy, the regulation of the book trade, the demand for books, the authors, translators, and printers of early books, and their methods. It is a history of society at the opening of the Art of Printing, without which civilization as we know it could hardly have taken shape at all - a chapter in the human story, unique in its significance and remarkably obscure before this book was first published.
Main Description
This classic work, first published in 1952, covers in detail the history of books from Caxton down to the incorporation of the Stationers' Company, discussing the evidence for public literacy, the regulation of the book trade, the demand for books, the authors, translators, and printers of early books, and their methods. It is a history of society at the opening of the Art of Printing, without which civilization as we know it could hardly have taken shape at all - a chapter in the human story, unique in its significance and remarkably obscure before this book was first published.
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In this classic first volume of English Books and Readers, first published in 1952, H. S. Bennett covers in detail the history of books from Caxton down to the incorporation of the Stationers' Company, discussing the evidence for public literacy, the regulation of the book trade, the demand for books, the authors, translators, and printers of early books, and their methods.
Table of Contents
Prologue
Caxton and his literary heritage
Literacy
The regulation of the book trade
Patronage
The demand for books
The variety of books
Translations and translators
The printers
The printing of the book
Bibliography
General index
Index of passages
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