By Simon Eliot, Jonathan Rose

From the early Sumerian clay pill via to the emergence of the digital textual content, this Companion offers a continuing and coherent account of the heritage of the booklet.

  • Makes use of illustrative examples and case experiences of famous texts
  • Written by way of a gaggle of specialist contributors
  • Covers topical debates, similar to the character of censorship and the way forward for the publication

Chapter 1 Why Bibliography issues (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 publication 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 United States (pages 138–152): Hortensia Calvo
Chapter eleven The Hebraic ebook (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 booklet ahead of 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 ebook alternate Comes of Age: The 16th Century (pages 220–231): David J. Shaw
Chapter 17 The British publication 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 ebook 1800–1970 (pages 273–290): Rob Banham
Chapter 21 From Few and costly 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 U.S. 1800–1890 (pages 315–328): Robert A. Gross
Chapter 24 The Globalization of the booklet 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 U.S. 1890–1970 (pages 368–380): Beth Luey
Chapter 28 Books and Bits: Texts and know-how 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 ebook 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 data (pages 531–543): Wayne A. Wiegand
Chapter forty Does the ebook Have a destiny? (pages 545–559): Angus Phillips

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It is difficult to reconstruct the publishing activities of stationers whose names in imprints or colophons have been omitted by modern bibliographers to save space in databases. Also, the omission in the STCs of a record of printers’ colophons as well as publisher’s imprints similarly affects the possibility of understanding the relationship between publishers and the country printers who often worked for them, and fails to provide a direct way of identifying printers’ output. The recognition that existing enumerative bibliographical resources do not supply the whole range of information that book historians require in order fully to sociologize “the book” points to the contribution that other forms of descriptive or even analytical bibliography may make to the history of the book.

41. This manuscript, unlike the other, more formally produced witnesses, was on paper not vellum, was written in a careless, casual, amateur hand, and was full of erasures, second thoughts, interlinear comments, and other marks of a highly “personal” take on the text. ) To our editorial purposes, it was simply unusable to help establish textual authenticity: we considered it a manuscript put together in a slapdash way, probably for the scribe/reader’s own use rather than as part of the professional production of the work.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Quentin, Dom Henri (1926) Essai de critique textuelle. Paris: Picard. Reiman, Donald H. ” Text, 1: 231–55. ” Textual Cultures: Texts, Contexts, Interpretation, 1 (1): 75–87. Shakespeare, William (1986) The Complete Works, ed. Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Shillingsburg, Peter L. (1997) Resisting Texts: Authority and Submission in Constructions of Meaning. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Sisson, C. H. ” Times Literary Supplement, May 20.

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