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The English Book Trade: An Economic History of the Making and Sale of Books. FIRST EDITION.

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Hardback. Bound in brown cloth. Spine, gilt letters and decoration, bumped top and bottom some staining, shelf-worn. Front-board and backboard, bumped, some staining, shelf-worn. All fore edges have some foxing, yellowed on top edge. Used good condition. Paste down and end-paper foxed, end-paper has pencil marks on the top edge. Back paste-down and end-paper foxed. Small pencil mark opposite preface page, all other pages are in a very clean condition.

Publisher is George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1939.

This study of the English book trade is as a contribution of the economic history of Great Britain. It is a strangely neglected chapter. The history of the printed book has attracted much attention from scholars other than economic historians, from bibliographers and students of literature, from historians of political movements and ideas, of censorship and of freedom the Press. The economic and social significance of the invention of printing and of its introduction into this country is universally recognised, and yet the history of the of the economic development of the English book trade itself, the structural form which it gradually evolved, the problems of supply and demand which it encountered and over came, the techniques which it adopted and discarded, the social and economic relationships which it arose between masters and men, have hithero been described.

Item details

Author(s):
Plant, Marjorie.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
14 x 22
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
500
Publisher:
George Allen & Unwin Ltd.
Title:
The English Book Trade: An Economic History of the Making and Sale of Books. FIRST EDITION.

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Hardback. Bound in brown cloth. Spine, gilt letters and decoration, bumped top and bottom some staining, shelf-worn. Front-board and backboard, bumped, some staining, shelf-worn. All fore edges have some foxing, yellowed on top edge. Used good condition. Paste down and end-paper foxed, end-paper has pencil marks on the top edge. Back paste-down and end-paper foxed. Small pencil mark opposite preface page, all other pages are in a very clean condition.

Publisher is George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1939.

This study of the English book trade is as a contribution of the economic history of Great Britain. It is a strangely neglected chapter. The history of the printed book has attracted much attention from scholars other than economic historians, from bibliographers and students of literature, from historians of political movements and ideas, of censorship and of freedom the Press. The economic and social significance of the invention of printing and of its introduction into this country is universally recognised, and yet the history of the of the economic development of the English book trade itself, the structural form which it gradually evolved, the problems of supply and demand which it encountered and over came, the techniques which it adopted and discarded, the social and economic relationships which it arose between masters and men, have hithero been described.

Author(s):
Plant, Marjorie.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
14 x 22
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
500
Publisher:
George Allen & Unwin Ltd.
Title:
The English Book Trade: An Economic History of the Making and Sale of Books. FIRST EDITION.

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