Perspectives on American Book History: Artifacts and Commentary
Scott E. Casper, Joanne D. Chaison, Jeffrey D. Groves
Univ of Massachusetts Press, 2002 - Antiques & Collectibles - 461 pages
A collection of primary source materials and original essays, Perspectives on American Book History is designed for the growing number of courses in American print culture, as well as a supplement for courses in American literature and history. It seeks to fill the void that has developed as the expanding history of the book has moved out of the archive and scholarly journal and into the classroom. The volume includes an introductory essay by Robert A. Gross, chair of the programme in the history of the book at the American Antiquarian Society, 14 chapters composed of primary artifacts and original essays by rising scholars in the field, and an annotated bibliography of research sources.
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