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Author Hellinga, Lotte, author
Title Incunabula in transit : people and trade / by Lotte Hellinga
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  Z240 H477 2018    AVAILABLE    30530001319987
Descript xiv, 519 pages, , 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Series Library of the written word, 1874-4834 ; volume 62
The handpress world ; volume 47
Library of the written word ; 62
Library of the written word. Handpress world ; 47
Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes
"Almost half a million books printed in the fifteenth century survive in collections worldwide. In Incunabula in Transit, Lotte Hellinga explores how and where they were first disseminated. Propelled by the novel need to market hundreds of books, early printers formed networks with colleagues, engaged agents and traded Latin books over long distances. They adapted presentation to suit the taste of distinct readerships, local and remote. Publishing in vernacular languages required typographical innovations, as the chapter on William Caxton's Flanders enterprise demonstrates. Eighteenth-century collectors dislodged books from institutions where they had rested since the sales drives of early printers. Erudite and entertaining, Hellinga's evidence-based approach, linked to historical context, deepens understanding of the trade in early printed books"-- Provided by publisher
Book auctions in the fifteenth century -- Advertising and selling books in the fifteenth century -- Nicolas Jenson, Peter Schoeffer and the development of printing types -- Peter Schoeffer: publisher and bookseller -- The Mainz Catholicon 1460-1470: an experiment in book production and the book trade -- Fragments found in bindings: the complexity of evidence for the earliest Dutch typography -- Prelates in print -- William Caxton, Colard Mansion and the printer in type 1 -- Wynkyn de Worde's native land -- Aesopus moralisatus, Antwerp, 1488 in England -- An early eighteenth-century sale of Mainz incunabula by the Frankfurt Dominicans -- A Caxton tract-volume from Thomas Rawlinson's library -- Buying incunabula in Venice and Milan: the Bibliotheca Smithiana
Subject Incunabula -- Europe
Book industries and trade -- Europe -- History -- To 1500
Printing -- Europe -- History -- Origin and antecedents
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