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The Resource Studying early printed books, 1450-1800 : a practical guide, Sarah Werner

Studying early printed books, 1450-1800 : a practical guide, Sarah Werner

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Studying early printed books, 1450-1800 : a practical guide
Title
Studying early printed books, 1450-1800
Title remainder
a practical guide
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Werner
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The first part of the guide will provide an overview of printing a book, first describing the processes of making a book and then considering some of their consequences for the economics of book production. The second part of this guide will give more detailed information on these processes; readers might wish to read both parts simultaneously, moving from overview to detail as needed, or to read the overview and then proceed to details. I explain the technical terms being used as they come up, but there is also a glossary in Appendix 2 that will be of assistance"--
  • "Studying Early Printed Books, 1450 - 1800 offers a guide to the fascinating process of how books were printed in the first centuries of the press and shows how the mechanics of making books shapes how we read and understand them. The author offers an insightful overview of how books were made in the hand-press period and then includes an in-depth review of the specific aspects of the printing process. She addresses questions such as: How was paper made? What were different book formats? How did the press work? In addition, the text is filled with illustrative examples that demonstrate how understanding the early processes can be helpful to today{u2019}s researchers. Studying Early Printed Books shows the connections between the material form of a book (what it looks like and how it was made), how a book conveys its meaning and how it is used by readers. The author helps readers navigate books by explaining how to tell which parts of a book are the result of early printing practices and which are a result of later changes. The text also offers guidance on: how to approach a book; how to read a catalog record; the difference between using digital facsimiles and books in-hand. This important guide: Reveals how books were made with the advent of the printing press and how they are understood today; offers information on how to use digital reproductions of early printed books as well as how to work in a rare books library; contains a useful glossary and a detailed list of recommended readings; [and] includes a companion website for further research. Written for students of book history, materiality of text and history of information, Studying Early Printed Books explores the many aspects of the early printing process of books and explains how their form is understood today." -- Publisher's description
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1969-
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Werner, Sarah
Dewey number
094/.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z124
LC item number
.W47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Printing
  • Books
  • Books
  • Books
  • Bibliography
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • Bibliography
  • Books
  • Printing
Label
Studying early printed books, 1450-1800 : a practical guide, Sarah Werner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Overview -- Part 2: Step-by-step -- Part 3: On The Page -- Part 4: Looking at Books -- Part 5: The afterlives of books -- Conclusion
Control code
1080556522
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 188 pages
Isbn
9781119049968
Lccn
2018054010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1080556522
Label
Studying early printed books, 1450-1800 : a practical guide, Sarah Werner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Overview -- Part 2: Step-by-step -- Part 3: On The Page -- Part 4: Looking at Books -- Part 5: The afterlives of books -- Conclusion
Control code
1080556522
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 188 pages
Isbn
9781119049968
Lccn
2018054010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1080556522

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