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The Coming of the Book - The Impact of Printing 1450-1800 [1976]

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First published in 1958, this is the 1976 edition published by NLB in their Foundations of History Library series. Translated by David Gerard, and edited by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith and David Wootton. Includes page notes notes and an index.

Books, and the printed word more generally, are aspects of modern life that are all too often taken for granted. Yet the emergence of the book was a process of immense historical importance and heralded the dawning of the epoch of modernity. In this much praised history of that process, Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin mesh together economic and technological history, sociology and anthropology, as well as the study of modes of consciousness, to root the development of the printed word in the changing social relations and ideological struggles of Western Europe.

Complete with unclipped dust jacket, which has some rubbing wear and marks, particularly noticeable along the top edge. The blue boards are bright and clean with very little wear. The pages are clean and the binding is firm. The edges of the text block are a little dusty and yellowed.

Item details

Author(s):
Lucien Febvre & Henri-Jean Martin
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21.5cm x 14cm
Edition:
1976
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
378
Publisher:
NLB
Title:
The Coming of the Book - The Impact of Printing 1450-1800

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First published in 1958, this is the 1976 edition published by NLB in their Foundations of History Library series. Translated by David Gerard, and edited by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith and David Wootton. Includes page notes notes and an index.

Books, and the printed word more generally, are aspects of modern life that are all too often taken for granted. Yet the emergence of the book was a process of immense historical importance and heralded the dawning of the epoch of modernity. In this much praised history of that process, Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin mesh together economic and technological history, sociology and anthropology, as well as the study of modes of consciousness, to root the development of the printed word in the changing social relations and ideological struggles of Western Europe.

Complete with unclipped dust jacket, which has some rubbing wear and marks, particularly noticeable along the top edge. The blue boards are bright and clean with very little wear. The pages are clean and the binding is firm. The edges of the text block are a little dusty and yellowed.

Author(s):
Lucien Febvre & Henri-Jean Martin
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21.5cm x 14cm
Edition:
1976
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
378
Publisher:
NLB
Title:
The Coming of the Book - The Impact of Printing 1450-1800

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