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Inky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe

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Inky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe - Grafton, Anthony
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The author of The Footnote reflects on scribes, scholars, and the work of publishing during the golden age of the book. From Francis Bacon to Barack Obama, thinkers and political leaders have denounced humanists as obsessively bookish and allergic to labor. In this celebration of bookmaking in all its messy and intricate detail, renowned historian Anthony Grafton invites us to see the scholars of early modern Europe as diligent workers. Meticulously illuminating the physical and mental labors that fostered the golden age of ...

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Inky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe 2020, The Belknap Press, Cambridge, Mass.

ISBN-13: 9780674237179

Hardcover