THE NATURE OF THE BOOK. PRINT AND KNOWLEDGE IN THE MAKING.
First edition. The author traces the evolution of publishing, printing, and authorship, in London but also elsewhere, from the later 16th century to the early 18th, with attention to the social and legal organization of booksellers and printers, the growing awareness of the political implications of publishing and the problems of licensing, the problem of uncontrolled proliferation (piracy) and the growth of the idea of copyright, and the effect of the scientific revolution on publishing practices. The author concludes by noting that, just as printing technology per se did not decide the nature of print communication, so the new technologies will not by themselves determine the future nature of communication. Illustrated; with bibliography and index. Presentation on half-title from the author "To David Belch with best wishes, Adrian Johns January 19th 1999." Back cover of jacket wrinkled.
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Facsimile edition. Printed in an edition limited to 1000 numbered copies of which 996 were for sale. This edition is the first ever printed in the United States. It reproduces a copy considered by authorities to be one of the most beautifully illuminated of the forty-seven copies known to exist. It derives from the Insel Verlag edition which was based on the copy in the Koniglichen Bibliothek in Berlin, and the copy in the Standischen Landesbibliothek in Fulda. The text pages have been printed by lithography in red, blue and black. There are also about 100 illuminated pages finely printed by sheet-fed gravure. The paper used is 100 percent rag content made especially for this edition.