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The printed book in Brittany, 1484-1600 /
by Malcolm Walsby.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
description
391 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9004204512 (hbk. : alk. paper), 9789004204515 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
isbn
9004204512 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9789004204515 (hbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
A false dawn : the incunabula era -- The disappearance of the presses -- The rebirth of printing -- A new business model -- The Breton book world -- Ownership, readership, and authorship -- Printers, booksellers, and Protestantism -- The wars of the league : pamphlets and the transformation of the presses.
catalogue key
7656495
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [369]-384) and index.
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Summaries
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Printing in provincial France has not attracted the same interest as the main centres of print. Using archival as well as printed sources, this book provides a new understanding of the development of printing in the provinces.
Description for Reader
All those interested in intellectual history, the history of the book and of printing, as well as bibliographers, historians, theologians and literary scholars of early modern France and Europe.
Long Description
Printing in provincial France has not attracted the same interest as the main centres of print. Using archival as well as printed sources, this book provides a groundbreaking new understanding of the development of printing in the provinces. Though printing in Brittany started during the incunabula period, the presses disappeared in the first decade of the sixteenth century. This work analyses the role of booksellers during these critical years and examines the business models that enabled the presses to return to the duchy. It also looks at issues such as ownership of books, Protestantism and the effect of the wars of the Catholic League as well as offering a much expanded bibliography of editions printed in the duchy.Customers interested in this title may also be interested in: French Vernacular Books, edited by Andrew Pettegree, Malcolm Walsby and Alexander Wilkinson.

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