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Dahl's History of the Book : 3rd English Ed. - Bill Katz

Dahl's History of the Book

3rd English Ed.

By: Bill Katz

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Published: 28th January 1995
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"Overview of the history of books and communications...written for the layperson and student." -JAL GUIDE TO PROFESSIONAL LITERATURE

...Katz's work offers the neophyte a handy guide to the terrain. * Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarian * The book is packed with dates, names and facts and provides information on how books shaped and reflected major social, political and literary developments. * Koob Stra * Bill Katz...has rewritten Dahl's work with fluid rhetoric...Katz has integrated the voices of current authorities on the subject of the history of the book in order to bring this third edition up to date...very perusable...has a large potential audience for those with even the mildest fascination for the history of the book. * Epilogue * Throughout the volume the evolution of book and archival material repositories is illustrated with examples of significant libraries from different historical periods and geographical regions. * L&C * ...overview of the history of books and communications...written for the layperson and student. * Jal Guide To Professional Literature * ...Katz's work offers the neophyte a handy guide to the terrain. Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarian The book is packed with dates, names and facts and provides information on how books shaped and reflected major social, political and literary developments. Koob Stra Bill Katz...has rewritten Dahl's work with fluid rhetoric...Katz has integrated the voices of current authorities on the subject of the history of the book in order to bring this third edition up to date...very perusable...has a large potential audience for those with even the mildest fascination for the history of the book. Epilogue Throughout the volume the evolution of book and archival material repositories is illustrated with examples of significant libraries from different historical periods and geographical regions. L&C ...overview of the history of books and communications...written for the layperson and student. Jal Guide To Professional Literature

Preface
Introduction
The Power of the Scribesp. 1
Greece: The Classical Heritagep. 38
The Romans To Early Christiansp. 62
The Dark Agesp. 85
Middle Ages to the Renaissancep. 106
Printing and The Renaissancep. 136
Publishing: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuriesp. 185
The Great Leap Forward: Printing and Publishing from 1800 to 1920p. 216
The Twentieth Century and Beyondp. 246
Added Reading A. General Histories and Bibliographiesp. 269
Added Reading B. Scribes to Printersp. 273
Added Reading C. Gutenberg to the Twenty-first Centuryp. 279
Indexp. 285
About the Authorp. 310
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ISBN: 9780810828520
ISBN-10: 0810828529
Series: History of the Book Series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 28th January 1995
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised