CENSORSHIP AND THE CONTROL OF PRINT IN ENGLAND AND FRANCE 1600-1910.
Myers, Robin and Michael Harris (editors)
First edition. Part of the Publishing Pathways Series. The medium of print has always been identified as a crucial element in the exercise of power. Since the invention of printing a combination of interests - political, religious and cultural - have borne down on the Press in an attempt to shape and contain its output. Each stage of the production and distribution of printed material can be seen as a battlefield of competing ideologies, whether organized through such institutions as the Stationers' Company, Parliament, and the lending library, or represented by broad divisions within society at large.
In this collection of essays leading scholars investigate the interaction between authors, publishers, booksellers, readers and regulatory bodies in England and France across three centuries, and show the key role that the book trade - resisting or adapting to external pressure - has played in defining what is permissible to publish.
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> UNITED KINGDOM
> OAK KNOLL PRESS
> HARRIS, MICHAEL
> LAMBERT, SHEILA
> SHELL, ALISON
> PUBLISHING PATHWAYS SERIES
> CENSORSHIP, SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
> CENSORSHIP, EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
> CENSORSHIP, NINETEENTH CENTURY
> CENSORSHIP, TWENTIETH CENTURY
> PRINTING HISTORY, SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
> PRINTING HISTORY, EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
> PRINTING HISTORY, NINETEENTH CENTURY
> PRINTING HISTORY, TWENTIETH CENTURY
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> Delafons, Allan, THE STRUCTURE OF THE PRINTING INDUSTRY.
> Nuttall, Derek, A HISTORY OF PRINTING IN CHESTER FROM 1688 TO 1965.
Limited to 960 copies of which this is one of the 110 special copies done in this manner. (Butcher 92).Filled with tipped-in plates and other illustrations. Articles by Cleverdon on Morison and Gill, Dreyfus on French Resistance Printing, Carter on Victor Hammer, Cave on Golden Cockerel, Mortimer on Ornamented Types, Thompson on Gordon Craig, Crutchley on the Shape of Books and many others.