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A History of Booksellers: The Old and the New (1873)

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Henry Curwen (1845-1892) was a journalist and author who became editor of the Times of India. First published in 1874, A History of Booksellers aimed at providing an informative but entertaining picture of British bookselling and publishing, by means of 'biographies' of the major publishing houses and their output. He begins with a general survey of publishing and bookselling from Roman times to the nineteenth century, including a discussion of copyright legislation. It is clear that by 1800 the demand for books was ...

A History of Booksellers: The Old and the New 2010, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781108021432

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