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An Introduction to Book History
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Table of Contents

1. Theorizing the history of the book 2. From orality to literacy 3. The coming of print 4. Authors, authorship, and authority 5. Printers, booksellers, publishers, agents 6. Readers and reading 7. The future of the book

About the Author

David Finkelstein is Dean of Humanities at the University of Dundee, UK.


Alistair McCleery is Professor of Literature and Culture at Edinburgh Napier University, UK.

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'...it will continue to be invaluable as core reading for introductory courses in book history.' – John Feather, Library & Information HistoryPraise for the first edition:'David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery have written an excellent introduction to the history of the book. This concise volume covers the major aspects of book history to introduce the novice or to refresh the memory of the scholar... the book as a whole provides a starting place for further discussion and exploration into the history of literacy, the book, and ideas about reading and text.' – Millie Jackson, Libraries and the Cultural Record'the tracing of history, historiography, and competing views is engaging.' – Journalism History

'David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery have written an excellent introduction to the history of the book. This concise volume covers the major aspects of book history to introduce the novice or to refresh the memory of the scholar... the book as a whole provides a starting place for further discussion and exploration into the history of literacy, the book, and ideas about reading and text.'- Millie Jackson, Libraries and the Cultural Record

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