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English Books and Readers 1475 to 1557 : Being a Study in the History of the Book Trade from Caxton to the Incorporation of the Stationers' Company - H. S. Bennett

English Books and Readers 1475 to 1557

Being a Study in the History of the Book Trade from Caxton to the Incorporation of the Stationers' Company

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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.

'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

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
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521379885
ISBN-10: 0521379881
Series: English Books and Readers 3 Volume Set : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 9th April 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised