Book trade catalogues in early modern Europe /

"This edited collection offers in seventeen chapters the latest scholarship on book catalogues in early modern Europe. Contributors discuss the role that these catalogues played in bookselling and book auctions, as well as in guiding the tastes of book collectors and inspiring some of the great...

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Imprint:Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2021]
Description:xxiii 546 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Language:English
Series:Library of the written word, 1874-4834 ; volume 93
The handpress world ; volume 74
Subject:Booksellers' catalogs -- Europe -- History -- 17th century.
Booksellers' catalogs -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Booksellers and bookselling -- Europe -- History -- 17th century.
Booksellers and bookselling -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Book collecting -- Europe -- History -- 17th century.
Book collecting -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Book auctions -- Europe -- History -- 17th century.
Book auctions -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Private libraries -- Europe -- History -- 17th century.
Private libraries -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Book auctions.
Book collecting.
Booksellers and bookselling.
Booksellers' catalogs.
Private libraries.
Europe.
History.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12662217
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Other authors / contributors:Weduwen, Arthur der, editor.
Pettegree, Andrew, editor.
Kemp, Graeme, editor.
ISBN:9789004422230
9004422234
9789004422247
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"This edited collection offers in seventeen chapters the latest scholarship on book catalogues in early modern Europe. Contributors discuss the role that these catalogues played in bookselling and book auctions, as well as in guiding the tastes of book collectors and inspiring some of the greatest libraries of the era. Catalogues in the Low Countries, Britain, Germany, France and the Baltic region are studied as important products of the early modern book trade, and as reconstructive tools for the history of the book. These catalogues offer a goldmine of information on the business of books, and they allow scholars to examine questions on the distribution and ownership of books that would otherwise be extremely difficult to pursue"--
Other form:Online version: Book trade catalogues in early modern Europe Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2021] 9789004422247