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Title The Cambridge history of the book in Britain. Volume 6, 1830-1914 / edited by David McKitterick.

Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.


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Physical description 1 online resource (xvii, 808 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Notes Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 18 Nov 2015).
Contents Introduction / David McKitterick -- Changes in the look of the book / David McKitterick -- The illustration revolution / Michael Twyman -- The serial revolution / Graham Law and Robert L. Patten -- Authorship / Patrick Leary and Andrew Nash -- Copyright / Catherine Seville -- Distribution / Stephen Colclough -- Reading / Stephen Colclough and David Vincent -- Mass markets: religion / Michael Ledger-Lomas -- Mass markets: education / Christopher Stray and Gillian Sutherland -- Mass markets: children's books / Brian Alderson and Andrea Immel -- Mass markets: literature / Simon Eliot and Andrew Nash -- Science, technology and mathematics / James A. Secord -- Publishing for leisure / Victoria Cooper and Dave Russell -- Publishing for trades and professions / David McKitterick -- Organising knowledge in print / David McKitterick -- The information revolution / Aileen Fyfe -- A place in the world / John Barnes, Bill Bell, Rimi B. Chatterjee, Wallace Kirsop and Michael Winship -- Second-hand and old books / David McKitterick -- A year of publishing: 1891 / Simon Eliot and Richard Freebury -- Following up The reading nation / William St Clair.
Summary The years 1830–1914 witnessed a revolution in the manufacture and use of books as great as that in the fifteenth century. Using new technology in printing, paper-making and binding, publishers worked with authors and illustrators to meet ever-growing and more varied demands from a population seeking books at all price levels. The essays by leading book historians in this volume show how books became cheap, how publishers used the magazine and newspaper markets to extend their influence, and how book ownership became universal for the first time. The fullest account ever published of the nineteenth-century revolution in printing, publishing and bookselling, this volume brings The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain up to a point when the world of books took on a recognisably modern form.
Other author McKitterick, David, editor.
Subject Books -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Books -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Book industries and trade -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Book industries and trade -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781139056014 (ebook)
9780521866248 (hardback)
9781107668294 (paperback)