Order Nr. 96035 A POTENCIE OF LIFE: BOOKS IN SOCIETY. Nicolas Barker.


  • New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2001.
  • 8vo.
  • stiff paper wrappers
  • 216 pages
  • ISBN: 1584560541
  • ISBN: 9781584560548

Price: $30.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 96035

Reprint of the first Edition. A fine copy.

This important work is the latest in our series The British Library Studies in the History of the Book. The leading biblio-scholars shed a fascinating light on many aspects of the history of the book. The exceptionally wide range of topics relates to manuscripts as well as the printed book. Essays cover papermaking in America, hand bookbinding, authorship and maritime publishing in 18th-century Britain. Of special interest to the business historian are the discussions of the financing of these operations. It is this process of interdependent exchange that is the central theme to the essays which are based on lectures given at the William Andrews Clark Library.
Essay titles include:
- American Papermakers and the Panic of 1819 by John Bidwell
- Bookbinding and the History of Books by Mirjam M. Foot
- A New Model for the Study of the Book by Thomas R. Adams and Nicolas Barker
- The Codex in the Fifteenth Century: A Manuscript and Print by Lotte Hellinga
- The Trade of Authorship in Eighteenth Century Britain by W.B. Carnochan
- Libraries and the Mind of Man by Nicolas Barker.