From Compositors to Collectors
Essays on Book-Trade History
The essays in this collection trace texts from their creation and printing through to their publication, dissemination and collection. In doing so, they show how production processes changed texts and how collectors subsequently appropriated them for their own ends. By examining the diverse activities of those involved in both textual creation and collection over a long period these essays highlight both continuities and changes in the book-trade. From Compositors to Collectors offers considerable new insights into many facets of the book-trade ranging from creation to consumption. The essays in this volume are taken from recent Print Networks' conferences held between 2006 and 2009.
Contributors: Mariko Nagase, Matthew Day, Daniel Cook, Stephen W.Brown, Brian Hillyard, Jim Cheshire, Catherine Delafield, Rob Allen, Rachel Bower, Daniel Starza Smith, Iain Beavan, Maureen Bell, William Noblett, S.C. Arndt, Lindsay Levy, Joseph Marshall, K.A. Manley, Helen Smith.