The Printed Book in Brittany, 1484-1600
Printing in provincial France has not attracted the same interest as the main centres of print. Using archival as well as printed sources, this book provides a groundbreaking new understanding of the development of printing in the provinces. Though printing in Brittany started during the incunabula period, the presses disappeared in the first decade of the sixteenth century. This work analyses the role of booksellers during these critical years and examines the business models that enabled the presses to return to the duchy. It also looks at issues such as ownership of books, Protestantism and the effect of the wars of the Catholic League as well as offering a much expanded bibliography of editions printed in the duchy. Customers interested in this title may also be interested in: "French Vernacular Books," edited by Andrew Pettegree, Malcolm Walsby and Alexander Wilkinson.
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the incunabula era
2 The disappearance of the presses
3 The rebirth of printing
4 A new business model
5 The Breton book world
6 Ownership readership and authorship
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active in Nantes Aix-en-Provence Angier in Caen Archives Argentré Bibliothèque municipale BM Rennes book trade book world books of hours books printed Bookseller active Borderie Bourgoignon Bréhan Bretagne Breton British Library Caen and Jean centres of print colophon commissioned Coustumes generales Delisle duche de Bretaigne duchy Edict editions France François Faverye French Gothic Guillaume imprimeurs imprints incunabula Jean Crès Jean Georget Jean Macé Julien du Clos known surviving copy l’imprimerie large number Laurent Hostingue Laval Le Conquet libraires Location Lyon Macé in Rennes Macé in Rouen manuscript Marestz and François Médiathèque Michel Angier Michel Logeroys Missale Morlaix Musée Dobrée Nicolas des Marestz Papolin Paris Paris Fr Parisian Parlement pays et duche printed book Printer active produced published RB XIX References Rennes and Richard Rés Richard Macé Roman & Italic Rouen sixteenth century Thomas Mestrard town Tréguier University of Nantes Vitré workshop XVIe siècle