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Lost Books : Reconstructing the Print World of Pre-Industrial Europe (Hardcover)

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Historians and library scientists explore the many books cited during the early years of printing in Europe that seem no longer to exist. They cover in the beginning: lost incunabula, national case-studies, censorship and its consequences, libraries private and public, and war and peace: the depredations of modern times. Among specific topics are the Gutenberg galaxy's dark matter: lost incunabula and a way to retrieve them, in search of lost Fortuna: reconstructing the publishing history of the Polish book of fortune-telling, the editorial history of a rare and forbidden Franciscan book of the Italian Renaissance: the Dialogo della Unione Sprituale di Dio con l'anima by Bartolomeo Cardoni, book use and sociability in lost libraries of the 18th century: towards a union catalogue, and Italian archives and libraries in the Second World War. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 523
Genre: Literary Criticism, Language + Art + Disciplines
Sub-Genre: Books, History, Censorship
Series Title: Library of the Written Word, Volume 46 / The Handpress World, Volume 34
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Language: English
Street Date: April 19, 2016
TCIN: 51136750
UPC: 9789004311817
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-3383
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