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Cambridge Library Collection - History of Printing, Publishing and Libraries - The Old Printer and the Modern Press (Paperback) Loot Price: R630
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Cambridge Library Collection - History of Printing, Publishing and Libraries - The Old Printer and the Modern Press (Paperback)

Charles Knight

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Charles Knight's The Old Printer was first published in 1854 and is partly a biography of William Caxton and partly an account of the development of the printing press and its role in English literature from the fifteenth century. William Caxton was not only the first printer in England, but also a prolific translator and importer of books. He established a printing press at Westminster and among the books printed there were Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and The Subtil Histories and Fables of Esop. Knight describes Elizabethan reading habits and traces the development of the types of books, papers and magazines that were most popular with the reading public in the mid-nineteenth century. The author is particularly interested in the availability of cheap popular literature as he regards this as an indication of the democratisation of society.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: March 2010
First published: March 2010
Authors: Charles Knight
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 332
ISBN-13: 978-1-108-00922-5
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Media, information & communication industries
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Media, information & communication industries > Publishing industry
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Media, information & communication industries > Printing, packaging & reprographic industry
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
Books > Business & Economics > Promotions
LSN: 1-108-00922-0
Barcode: 9781108009225

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