London: The British Library, 2005,
First Edition. octavo, cloth in pictorial dust jacket. 240pp. The British Library, Item #14380
This Print Networks volume is a collection of essays presented at the 2002 Conference on the History of the Book Trade. The theme reinforces the importance of studying specific local factors along side the wider picture of printing history. These scholarly essays are wide-ranging, from the book trade in Britain, including links with the former colonies, in early modern and modern times. This collection of essays clearly reflects the book-trade history and is a lively engagement with other historical approaches: cultural, social, economic and intellectual. New.