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The Cambridge history of the book in Britain. Volume 3, 1400-1557 / edited by Lotte Hellinga, J. B. Trapp.

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Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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Subjects:
Books -- Great Britain -- History -- 400-1450.
Books -- Great Britain -- History -- 1450-1600.
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Mode of Access: World Wide Web.
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Summary:
This volume of The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain presents an overview of the century-and-a-half between the death of Chaucer in 1400 and the incorporation of the Stationers' Company in 1557. The profound changes during that time in social, political and religious conditions are reflected in the dissemination and reception of the written word. The manuscript culture of Chaucer's day was replaced by an ambience in which printed books would become the norm. The emphasis in this collection of essays is on the demand and use of books. Patterns of ownership are identified as well as patterns of where, why and how books were written, printed, bound, acquired, read and passed from hand to hand. The book trade receives special attention, with emphasis on the large part played by imports and on links with printers in other countries, which were decisive for the development of printing and publishing in Britain.
Contents:
Introduction / Lotte Hellinga and J.B. Trapp
Literacy, books and readers / J.B. Trapp
TECHNIQUE AND TRADE
Foreign illuminators and illuminated manuscripts / J.J.G. Alexander
Printing / Lotte Hellinga
Bookbinding 1400-1557 / M.M. Foot
The rise of London's book-trade / C. Paul Christianson
The customs rolls as documents for the printed-book trade in England / Paul Needham
The book-trade under Edward VI and Mary I / John N. King
Importation of printed books into England and Scotland / Margaret Lane Ford
COLLECTIONS AND OWNERSHIP
Private ownership of printed books / Margaret Lane Ford
Monastic libraries: 1400-1557 / David N. Bell
The early royal collections and the Royal Library to 1461 / Jenny Stratford
The Royal Library from Edward IV to Henry VII / Janet Backhouse
The Royal Library under Henry VIII / James P. Carley
READING AND USE OF BOOKS
BOOKS FOR SCHOLARS
The humanist book / J.B. Trapp
University libraries and book-sellers / Elisabeth Leedham-Green
Text-books in the universities: the evidence from the books / Kristian Jensen
Text-books: a case study
PROFESSIONS
The canon law / R.H. Helmholz
The civil law / Alain Wijffels
The books of the common law / J.H. Baker
Medicine and science / Peter Murray Jones
THE LAY READER
Schools and school-books / Nicholas Orme
Practical books for the gentleman / George R. Keiser
Devotional literature / Mary C. Erler
Gentlewomen's reading / Carol M. Meale and Julia Boffey
Music / John Milsom
Literary texts / Julia Boffey and A.S.G. Edwards
Press, politics and religion / Pamela Neville-Sington.
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Contributor:
Hellinga, Lotte, editor.
Trapp, J. B. (Joseph Burney), editor.
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9781139053648 (ebook)
9780521573467 (hardback)
9781107698758 (paperback)
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