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AGAINST THE LAW: CRIME, SHARP PRACTICE AND THE CONTROL OF PRINT. Robin Myers, Michael Harris,...

AGAINST THE LAW: CRIME, SHARP PRACTICE AND THE CONTROL OF PRINT.

(New Castle and London): Oak Knoll Press & The British Library, 2004. 8vo. cloth-covered boards, dust jacket. 200 pages. Part of the Publishing Pathways Series. Eight chapters on different aspects of "sharp practices" in the book world. Includes Christopher de Hamel on "Book Thefts in the Middle Ages," Adri K. Offenberg on "The Censorship of Hebrew Books in Sixteenth-Century Italy," Alastair J. Mann on "Some Property is Theft: copyright law and illegal activity in early..... READ MORE

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Introduction   page vii

List of Contributors   x

List of those attending the Conference   xiii

Christopher de Hamel            Book Thefts in the Middle Ages   1

Adri K Gffenberg                The Censorship of Hebrew Books in Sixteenth-
                                Century Italy   15

Alastair J. Mann                'Some Properly is Theft': copyright law and illegal
                                activity in earlY modern Scotland   31

Maureen Bell                    Offensive Behaviour in the English Book Trade,
                                1641-1700   61

Helen Berry                     Crimes of Conscience: the last will and testament of
                                John Dunton   81

Nicholas Pickwoad               The History of the False Raised Band   103

Anthony Hobson                  Guglielmo Libri   133

Bill Bell                       Bound for Botany Bay; or, what did the nineteenth-
                                century convict read?   151

Index   177