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A Potencie of Life: Books in Society

Nicolas Barker

A Potencie of Life: Books in Society

The Clark Lectures, 1986-1987 (British Library Studies in the History of the Book)

by Nicolas Barker

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Published by Oak Knoll Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literature: Classics,
  • Literary Collections,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Publishing,
  • Essays

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages206
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8793548M
    ISBN 101584560541
    ISBN 109781584560548


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The Clark lectures Editor(s) Nicolas Barker Date Publisher British Library, Oak Knoll Press. The articles are mainly divided into two fields of attention: the analytical bibliography of the printed book (book production, studies of the technical aspects of type-setting and printing, type founding, printing presses, paper etc.) and the typographical design of books (its functions and its influence on how texts are read).

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These col lected essays, drawn from a lecture series at the William An drews Clark Library, demonstrate that book historians do more than write the history of books: they show how books mould and reflect his tory.

Of course, any artifact will reveal something about its times; but as.