Publishers, censors and collectors in the European book trade, 1650-1750

Ann-Marie Hansen (Editor), Arthur Timothy der Weduwen (Editor)

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This edited volume explores the development of the European book world between 1650 and 1750, concentrating on changes in publishing strategies, practices of censorship, the circulation of second-hand books and the building of libraries. Its essays discuss this critical, but much neglected period of print history through case studies from Spain, Italy, France, the Holy Roman Empire, Britain and the Netherlands. Ranging from the posthumous publication of Galileo to the regulation of the book auction market, this volume demonstrates that the century between 1650 and 1750 was a transformative period for the history of the printed book.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
Number of pages326
ISBN (Electronic)9789004691940
ISBN (Print)9789004691933
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 18 Mar 2024
Event12th USTC Book History conference - Crisis or enlightenment? Developments in the book trade, 1650-1750 - University of St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Jun 201922 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameLibrary of the written word
ISSN (Print)1874-4834


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