Book History, Volume 1

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Penn State Press, Sep 30, 1998
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Book History is the annual journal of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, Inc. (SHARP).

Book History is devoted to every aspect of the history of the book, broadly defined as the history of the creation, dissemination, and the reception of script and print. Book History publishes research on the social, economic, and cultural history of authorship, editing, printing, the book arts, publishing, the book trade, periodicals, newspapers, ephemera, copyright, censorship, literary agents, libraries, literary criticism, canon formation, literacy, literacy education, reading habits, and reader response.

 

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Contents

A New Research Method for Book
11
Corporatism and Consensus in the Late EighteenthCentury Book
32
Print Culture and the Construction
94
Popular War Histories and
107
Revaluing
140
Gazing at The Imperial Dictionary
156
Translation and Colonial Acculturation
182
Fiction the Reading Public and
196
Fads Photographers and OverPerfect Feet
221
Early Soviet Censorship Directives
268
THE STATE OF THE DISCIPLINE
283
Contributors
305
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About the author (1998)

Ezra Greenspan is Kahn Distinguished Professor of English, Southern Methodist University. Among his other publications is George Palmer Putnam: Representative American Publisher (Penn State Press, 2000).

Jonathan Rose is Professor of History at Drew University. His other books include The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (2001) and The Holocaust and the Book: Destruction and Preservation (2001).

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