The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain by Lotte HellingaThe Cambridge History of the Book in Britain by Lotte Hellinga

The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain

EditorLotte Hellinga, J. B. Trapp

Hardcover | January 28, 2000

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This volume presents a collection of essays with an overview of the century-and-a-half between the death of Chaucer in 1400 and the incorporation of the Stationers' Company in 1557. In this time of change the manuscript culture of Chaucer's day was replaced by an ambience in which printed books would become the norm. This volume traces the transition and discerns patterns of where, why and how books were written, printed, bound, acquired, read and passed from hand to hand with particular emphasis on imports and links with the Continent.
Title:The Cambridge History of the Book in BritainFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:832 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.85 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 1.85 inPublished:January 28, 2000Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521573467

ISBN - 13:9780521573467


Table of Contents

Introduction L. Hellinga and J. B. Trapp; 1. Literacy, books and readers J. B. Trapp; 2. Foreign illuminators and illuminated manuscripts J. J. G. Alexander; 3. Printing L. Hellinga; 4. Bookbinding 1400-1557 M. M. Foot; 5. The rise of London's book trade C. Paul Christianson; 6. The customs rolls as documents for the printed-book trade in England Paul Needham; 7. The book trade under Edward VI and Mary I John N. King; 8. Importation of printed books Margaret Lane Ford; 9. Private ownership of printed books Margaret Lane Ford; 10. Monastic libraries: 1400-1557 David N. Bell; 11. The royal collections to 1461 Jenny Stratford; 12. The Royal Library from Edward IV to Henry VII Janet Backhouse; 13. The Royal Library under Henry VIII James P. Carley; 14. The humanist book J. B. Trapp; 15. University libraries and booksellers Elisabeth Leedham-Green; 16. Text-books in the universities Kristian Jensen; 17. Text-books: a case study: logic E. J. Ashworth; 18. The canon law R. H. Helmholz; 19. The civil law A. Wijffels; 20. The books of the common law J. H. Baker; 21. Medicine and science Peter M. Jones; 22. Schools and schoolbooks Nicholas Orme; 23. Practical books for the gentleman George R. Keiser; 24. Devotional literature Mary C. Erler; 25. Gentlewomen's reading Carol M. Meale and Julia Boffey; 26. Music John Milsom; 27. Literary texts Julia Boffey and A. S. G. Edwards; 28. Press, politics and religion Pamela Neville-Sington; Appendix; Bibliography; Indexes.

Editorial Reviews

"The individual essays are admirable in their ability to cover their subjects in general and to demonstrate and elaborate in specific examples...The introduction to this volume is also well worth reading and re-reading. It is a masterful account of what the editors describe as 'continuity in change' and is a survey against which all the other essays in the volume are meant to be, and should be, read." Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America