The Book History Reader by David FinkelsteinThe Book History Reader by David Finkelstein

The Book History Reader

EditorDavid Finkelstein, Alistair Mccleery

Paperback | May 12, 2006

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Following on from the widely successful first volume, this second edition has been updated and expanded to create an essential collection of writings examining different aspects of the history of books and print culture.

Arranged in thematic sections, bringing together a wide range of contributors, and featuring introductions to each section, this new edition:

  • contains more extracts covering issues of gender, material culture and bibliographical matters
  • has a brand new section on the future of the book in the electronic age
  • examines different aspects of book history including: the development of the book, spoken words to written texts, the commodifcation of books, and the power and profile of readers.

This pioneering book is a vital resource for all those involved in publishing studies, library studies, book history and also those studying English literature, cultural studies, sociology and history.

David Finkelsteinis Research Professor of Media and Print Culture at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. He is author ofThe House of Blackwood: Author'Publisher Relations in the Victorian Eraand co-author (with Alistair McCleery) ofAn Introduction to Book History.Alistair McCleeryis Professor of Literature and Culture at Napier Unive...
Title:The Book History ReaderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 9.75 × 7 × 1.15 inPublished:May 12, 2006Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415359481

ISBN - 13:9780415359481