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By Simon Eliot, Jonathan Rose

From the early Sumerian clay pill via to the emergence of the digital textual content, this Companion presents a continuing and coherent account of the historical past of the e-book.

  • Makes use of illustrative examples and case reports of recognized texts
  • Written via a bunch of specialist contributors
  • Covers topical debates, comparable to the character of censorship and the way forward for the publication

Content:
Chapter 1 Why Bibliography concerns (pages 7–20): T. H. Howard?Hill
Chapter 2 what's Textual Scholarship? (pages 21–32): David Greetham
Chapter three The makes use of of Quantification (pages 33–49): Alexis Weedon
Chapter four Readers: Books and Biography (pages 50–62): Stephen Colclough
Chapter five The Clay pill ebook in Sumer, Assyria, and Babylonia (pages 63–83): Eleanor Robson
Chapter 6 The Papyrus Roll in Egypt, Greece, and Rome (pages 84–94): Cornelia Roemer
Chapter 7 China (pages 95–110): J. S. Edgren
Chapter eight Japan, Korea, and Vietnam (pages 111–126): Peter Kornicki
Chapter nine South Asia (pages 126–137): Graham Shaw
Chapter 10 Latin the US (pages 138–152): Hortensia Calvo
Chapter eleven The Hebraic booklet (pages 153–164): Emile G. L. Schrijver
Chapter 12 The Islamic booklet (pages 165–176): Michael Albin
Chapter thirteen The Triumph of the Codex: The Manuscript publication earlier than 1100 (pages 177–193): Michelle P. Brown
Chapter 14 Parchment and Paper: Manuscript tradition 1100–1500 (pages 194–206): M. T. Clanchy
Chapter 15 The Gutenberg Revolutions (pages 207–219): Lotte Hellinga
Chapter sixteen The publication alternate Comes of Age: The 16th Century (pages 220–231): David J. Shaw
Chapter 17 The British e-book industry 1600–1800 (pages 232–246): John Feather
Chapter 18 Print and Public in Europe 1600–1800 (pages 247–258): Rietje van Vliet
Chapter 19 North the US and Transatlantic e-book tradition to 1800 (pages 259–272): Russell L. Martin
Chapter 20 The Industrialization of the booklet 1800–1970 (pages 273–290): Rob Banham
Chapter 21 From Few and dear to Many and inexpensive: The British e-book marketplace 1800–1890 (pages 291–302): Simon Eliot
Chapter 22 A Continent of Texts: Europe 1800–1890 (pages 303–314): Jean?Yves Mollier and Marie?Franqise Cachin
Chapter 23 development a countrywide Literature: the us 1800–1890 (pages 315–328): Robert A. Gross
Chapter 24 The Globalization of the ebook 1800–1970 (pages 329–340): David Finkelstein
Chapter 25 Modernity and Print I: Britain 1890–1970 (pages 341–353): Jonathan Rose
Chapter 26 Modernity and Print II: Europe 1890–1970 (pages 354–367): Adriaan van der Weel
Chapter 27 Modernity and Print III: the USA 1890–1970 (pages 368–380): Beth Luey
Chapter 28 Books and Bits: Texts and expertise 1970–2000 (pages 381–394): Paul Luna
Chapter 29 the worldwide industry 1970–2000: manufacturers (pages 395–405): Eva Hemmungs Wirten
Chapter 30 the worldwide marketplace 1970–2000: shoppers (pages 406–418): Claire Squires
Chapter 31 Periodicals and Periodicity (pages 419–433): James Wald
Chapter 32 the significance of Ephemera (pages 434–450): Martin Andrews
Chapter 33 the recent Textual applied sciences (pages 451–463): Charles Chadwyck?Healey
Chapter 34 New Histories of Literacy (pages 465–479): Patricia Crain
Chapter 35 a few Non?Textual makes use of of Books (pages 480–492): Rowan Watson
Chapter 36 The booklet as artwork (pages 493–507): Megan L. Benton
Chapter 37 Obscenity, Censorship, and Modernity (pages 508–519): Deana Heath
Chapter 38 Copyright and the construction of Literary estate (pages 520–530): John Feather
Chapter 39 Libraries and the discovery of knowledge (pages 531–543): Wayne A. Wiegand
Chapter forty Does the ebook Have a destiny? (pages 545–559): Angus Phillips

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Secondary sources are useful and point to what the archive con- The Uses of Quantification 35 tains and are a guide to its limitations. More general reference works, such as Basil Mitchell’s (1988) collection of British historical statistics, also contain relevant data, such as wage indices for compositors, common economic indices for prices, production, and exports, and references to original sources which often offer more detailed data.

The book contains a large number of tables containing the original data. National bibliographies can also be useful as they record new titles, with author, publisher, price, and date of publication. For the nineteenth century, such lists as The English Catalogue and The Reference Catalogue to Current Literature can prove useful. The records of guilds, associations, and societies can often tell us a lot about book production. The Stationers’ Company archive in Britain holds a wealth of information, some of which can be used for quantitative purposes, such as the list of works registered at Stationers’ Hall, sales of English Stock, Bibles and almanacs, the number of apprentices bound, and so on.

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