This superbly comprehensive and detailed bibliography of the British book trade, the product of research in over three hundred libraries in the UK and USA, supersedes all bibliographies on the bibliography of British authors and authorship, bibliography itself, book collecting, bookbinding, book illustration, book selling, censorship, copyright, libraries, literacy, paper making, printing, publishing, textual criticism, and typography until 1890. More than 24,000 items (notably articles in trade journals) are lightly annotated, and arranged in classified chronological order, to illustrate the social and technical development of British book crafts and industries. Items are minutely indexed on the accompanying CD-ROM. Large areas of the British book trades are opened to scholarly study for the first time. "British Book Trade 1475-1890" belongs in every research library: no-one who works in the fields of British literature, bibliography, or book trade history should neglect this work.
Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division
Dimensions: 244 x 172 mm