Manuscripts, Market and the Transition to Print in Late Medieval Brittany

Manuscripts, Market and the Transition to Print in Late Medieval Brittany

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This volume surveys the production and marketing of non-monastic manuscripts and printed books over 150 years in late medieval Brittany. Through analysis of the physical aspects of Breton manuscripts and books, and of the prices, wages and commissions associated with their manufacture, Diane Booton exposes connections between the tangible cultural artifacts and the society that produced, acquired and valued them.Printing and the Market In 1484, more than two decades after Johann Gutenberg printed his 42- line Bible in Mainz, the first ... might be known from a single copy of an imprint, receive infrequent mention in histories of the early book trade.


Title:Manuscripts, Market and the Transition to Print in Late Medieval Brittany
Author: Diane E. Booton
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2010
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