The invention of rare books : private interest and public memory, 1600-1840 /
"When does a book that is merely old become a rarity and an object of desire? David McKitterick examines, for the first time, the development of the idea of rare books, and why they matter. Studying examples from across Europe, he explores how this idea took shape in the sixteenth and seventeen...
|Author / Creator:||McKitterick, David, author.|
|Imprint:||Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018.|
|Description:||xii, 450 pages ; 26 cm|
|Subject:||Rare books -- Europe -- History.|
Rare books -- Europe -- Bibliography -- Methodology -- History.
Book collecting -- Europe -- History.
Book collectors -- Europe -- History.
Libraries -- Europe -- History.
Book industries and trade -- Europe -- History -- 17th century.
Book industries and trade -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Book industries and trade -- Europe -- History -- 19th century.
Book industries and trade.
Rare books -- Bibliography -- Methodology.
|URL for this record:||http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11682793|