Booklabel on front pastedown endpaper, otherwise Near fine in Near Fine dustwrapper. Cloth, 8vo, 25 cm, xviii, 316 pp. From the blurb: "This volume of essays on the history of the book and the book trade celebrates the distinguished contribution made by Robin Myers, for many years Honorary Archivist of the Stationers' Company...Drawing on new research and much previously unpublished material, these studies focus on two themes which Robin Myers has made her own: the historical development of the British book trade and the history of book ownership, collecting and libraries. Anna Greening and Elisabeth Leedham-Green approach the 16th-centnry book trade through case studies of individual stationers in London and Cambridge; David Pearson writes on a 17th century binding. Aspects of the changing organisation of the London book trade in the 17th and 18th centuries are discussed by Arnold Hunt, Giles Mandelbrote and Michael Harris, who examine attempts by booksellers and printers to protect vested interests m their relationships with outsiders such as authors, patentees, printsellers and engravers. Relations between the London and Dublin book trades in the 18th century are the subject of essays by Scott Mandelbrote on Bible printing and James E. Tiemey on literary piracy and publishing. The structure of the 18th-and 19th-century book trade is considered by Michael L. Turner and Esther Potter in their respective studies of Stationers' Company personnel and the changing role of the trade binder. The ownership and acquisition of books by libraries are described bv Christine Ferdinand, in a case study of Magdalen College, Oxford, in the 15th and 16th centuries, by James Raven, writing on the Anglo-American book world of the late 18th century, and by Eiluned Reed, who describes the fine bindings housed in the National Librarv of Wales. Other contributors shed light on private....Part I: The Booktrade. Anna Greening: A 16th-century stationer and his business connections: the Tottell family documents (1448-1719) at Stationers' Hall; Elisabeth Leedham-Green: Manasses Vautrollier in Cambridge; David Pearson: A binding with the arms of the Stationers' Company; Arnold Hunt: Book trade patents, 1603-1640; Giles Mandelbrote: Richard Bentley's copies: the ownership of copyrights in the late 17 th century; Michael Harris: Scratching the surface: engravers, printsellers & the London book trade in the mid-18th century; Scott Mandelbrote: John Baskett, the Dublin booksellers and the printing of the Bible 1710-1724; James E. Tierney: Dublin-London publishing relations in the 18th century: the case of George Faulkner; Michael Treadwell: A 'List of the Stockholders in the Worshipful Company of Stationers', 1785; Esther Potter: The changing role of the trade bookbinder, 1800-1900. Part II: The Customers. Christine Ferdinand: Magdalen College and the book trade: the provision of books in Oxford, 1450-1550; T.A. Birrell: The library of Sir Edward Sherburne (1616-1702); Michael Treadwell: Richard Lapthorne and the London retail book trade, 1683-1697; Alison Shell: The antiquarian satirized: John Clubbe and the Antiquities of Wheatfield; James Raven: Gentlemen, pirates, and really respectable booksellers: some Charleston customers for Lackington, Allen & Co.; David J. Hall: Francis Fry, a maker of chocolate and Bibles; Eiluned Rees: Art and craft: bookbindings in the National Library of Wales.
BIBLIOGRAPHY. FINE HARDBACK WITH VERY GOOD DUSTWRAP( ONE INCH TEAR TO TOP). VOLUME OF ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY OF THE BOOK AND THE BOOK TRADE FOR ROBIN MYERS. SUBJECTS INCLUDE HISTORY OF BOOK OWNERSHIP, COLLECTING AND LIBRARIES. INTRODUCTION BY D.F. MCKENZIE.
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