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By Simon Eliot, Jonathan Rose

ISBN-10: 0470690941

ISBN-13: 9780470690949

ISBN-10: 1405127651

ISBN-13: 9781405127653

From the early Sumerian clay pill via to the emergence of the digital textual content, this Companion offers a continual and coherent account of the background of the booklet.

  • Makes use of illustrative examples and case stories of famous texts
  • Written by way of a gaggle of specialist contributors
  • Covers topical debates, comparable to the character of censorship and the way forward for the e-book

Chapter 1 Why Bibliography concerns (pages 7–20): T. H. Howard?Hill
Chapter 2 what's Textual Scholarship? (pages 21–32): David Greetham
Chapter three The makes use of of Quantification (pages 33–49): Alexis Weedon
Chapter four Readers: Books and Biography (pages 50–62): Stephen Colclough
Chapter five The Clay capsule e-book in Sumer, Assyria, and Babylonia (pages 63–83): Eleanor Robson
Chapter 6 The Papyrus Roll in Egypt, Greece, and Rome (pages 84–94): Cornelia Roemer
Chapter 7 China (pages 95–110): J. S. Edgren
Chapter eight Japan, Korea, and Vietnam (pages 111–126): Peter Kornicki
Chapter nine South Asia (pages 126–137): Graham Shaw
Chapter 10 Latin the United States (pages 138–152): Hortensia Calvo
Chapter eleven The Hebraic e-book (pages 153–164): Emile G. L. Schrijver
Chapter 12 The Islamic booklet (pages 165–176): Michael Albin
Chapter thirteen The Triumph of the Codex: The Manuscript ebook prior to 1100 (pages 177–193): Michelle P. Brown
Chapter 14 Parchment and Paper: Manuscript tradition 1100–1500 (pages 194–206): M. T. Clanchy
Chapter 15 The Gutenberg Revolutions (pages 207–219): Lotte Hellinga
Chapter sixteen The e-book exchange Comes of Age: The 16th Century (pages 220–231): David J. Shaw
Chapter 17 The British ebook marketplace 1600–1800 (pages 232–246): John Feather
Chapter 18 Print and Public in Europe 1600–1800 (pages 247–258): Rietje van Vliet
Chapter 19 North the United States and Transatlantic ebook tradition to 1800 (pages 259–272): Russell L. Martin
Chapter 20 The Industrialization of the booklet 1800–1970 (pages 273–290): Rob Banham
Chapter 21 From Few and costly to Many and inexpensive: The British booklet marketplace 1800–1890 (pages 291–302): Simon Eliot
Chapter 22 A Continent of Texts: Europe 1800–1890 (pages 303–314): Jean?Yves Mollier and Marie?Franqise Cachin
Chapter 23 construction a countrywide Literature: the USA 1800–1890 (pages 315–328): Robert A. Gross
Chapter 24 The Globalization of the e-book 1800–1970 (pages 329–340): David Finkelstein
Chapter 25 Modernity and Print I: Britain 1890–1970 (pages 341–353): Jonathan Rose
Chapter 26 Modernity and Print II: Europe 1890–1970 (pages 354–367): Adriaan van der Weel
Chapter 27 Modernity and Print III: the us 1890–1970 (pages 368–380): Beth Luey
Chapter 28 Books and Bits: Texts and know-how 1970–2000 (pages 381–394): Paul Luna
Chapter 29 the worldwide industry 1970–2000: manufacturers (pages 395–405): Eva Hemmungs Wirten
Chapter 30 the worldwide marketplace 1970–2000: shoppers (pages 406–418): Claire Squires
Chapter 31 Periodicals and Periodicity (pages 419–433): James Wald
Chapter 32 the significance of Ephemera (pages 434–450): Martin Andrews
Chapter 33 the hot Textual applied sciences (pages 451–463): Charles Chadwyck?Healey
Chapter 34 New Histories of Literacy (pages 465–479): Patricia Crain
Chapter 35 a few Non?Textual makes use of of Books (pages 480–492): Rowan Watson
Chapter 36 The publication as artwork (pages 493–507): Megan L. Benton
Chapter 37 Obscenity, Censorship, and Modernity (pages 508–519): Deana Heath
Chapter 38 Copyright and the production of Literary estate (pages 520–530): John Feather
Chapter 39 Libraries and the discovery of data (pages 531–543): Wayne A. Wiegand
Chapter forty Does the publication Have a destiny? (pages 545–559): Angus Phillips

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Cordeaux, Edward H. and Merry, D. H. (1981) A Bibliography of Printed Works relating to Oxfordshire . . , 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Dagnall, H. , 20: 347–63. ” Daedalus, 111: 65–83. Ehrman, Albert and Pollard, H. G. (1965) The Distribution of Books by Catalogue from the Invention of Printing to AD 1800. Cambridge: Printed for Presentation to Members of the Roxburghe Club. Gaskell, Philip (1972) A New Introduction to Bibliography. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Greg, W. W. (1955) The Shakespeare First Folio: Its Bibliographical and Textual History.

1996) The Future of the Book. Berkeley: University of California Press. ” In Jerome J. ), Textual Criticism and Literary Interpretation, pp. 55–91. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Quentin, Dom Henri (1926) Essai de critique textuelle. Paris: Picard. Reiman, Donald H. ” Text, 1: 231–55. ” Textual Cultures: Texts, Contexts, Interpretation, 1 (1): 75–87. Shakespeare, William (1986) The Complete Works, ed. Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Shillingsburg, Peter L. (1997) Resisting Texts: Authority and Submission in Constructions of Meaning.

The records of guilds, associations, and societies can often tell us a lot about book production. The Stationers’ Company archive in Britain holds a wealth of information, some of which can be used for quantitative purposes, such as the list of works registered at Stationers’ Hall, sales of English Stock, Bibles and almanacs, the number of apprentices bound, and so on. Robin Myers’s (1990) guide is essential to understanding its contents and possibilities. Typographical societies published lists of members, recorded wages, and published their own descriptions of the working practices of the period.

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