A History of the Book in America, Volume 1: The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World. Hugh AMORY, David D. Hall.

A History of the Book in America, Volume 1: The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World.

Cabridge/Worcester: Cambridge University Press / American Antiquarian Society, 2000,

First Edition. octavo, red cloth in dust jacket. xxiv, 638 pp. Cambridge University Press / American Antiquarian Society, Item #31795

A History of the Book in America is a five-volume, interdisciplinary series that offers a collaborative history of the book in American culture from the earliest days of European settlement to our own days. Its creation is a principal activity of the American Antiquarian Society. Volume 1, The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World is organized around three major themes: the persisting colonial relationship between European settlements and the Old World; the gradual emergence of a pluralistic book trade that differentiated printers from booksellers; and the transition from a "culture of the Word" to the culture of republicanism. The volume also describes nascent forms of literary and learned culture (including the circulation of manuscripts), literacy and censorship, orality, and the efforts by Europeans to introduce written literacy to Native Americans and African Americans. Spine of jacket faded, else a fine, clean copy.

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