Buying and Selling: the Business of Books in Early Modern Europe

Graheli, S. (Ed.) (2019) Buying and Selling: the Business of Books in Early Modern Europe. Series: Library of the written word. Brill: Leiden. ISBN 9789004340329

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Abstract

Buying and Selling explores the many facets of the business of books across and beyond Europe, adopting the viewpoints of printers, publishers, booksellers, and readers. Essays by twenty-five scholars from a range of disciplines seek to reconstruct the dynamics of the trade through a variety of sources. Through the combined investigation of printed output, documentary evidence, provenance research, and epistolary networks, this volume trails the evolving relationship between readers and the book trade. In the resulting picture of failure and success, balanced precariously between debt-economies, sale strategies and uncertain profit, customers stand out as the real winners.

Item Type:Edited Books
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Graheli, Dr Shanti
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College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Publisher:Brill
ISBN:9789004340329
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