The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland, 1800-1880 (Hardback)

Bill Bell


Throughout the nineteenth century Scotland was transformed from an agricultural nation on the periphery of Europe to become an industrial force with international significance. A landmark in its field, this volume explores the changes in the Scottish book trade as it moved from a small-scale manufacturing process to a mass-production industry. This book brings together the work of over thirty leading experts to explore a broad range of topics that include production technology, bookselling and distribution, the literary market, reading and libraries, and Scotland's international relations. Features *The only study of its kind. *Records Scotland's remarkable contribution to the history of the book in this period. *Chapters researched and written by leading experts. *Well illustrated.

Product Details

  • Product code: BJZVW
  • ISBN: 9780748617791
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 24.9cm x 17.7cm
  • Pages: 576
  • Publish date: Mon Nov 26 00:00:00 GMT 2007
  • Book points: 20


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