The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: Volume I: Communications and cultural transformations in early-modern Europe (v. 1)

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Book Description Cambridge University Press, London, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Complete set of two volumes. Jacket design by Sebastian Carter. ***Jacket illustration to Volume I shows: 'Un atelier typographique', from a 16th century French manuscript in the Bibliotheque Nationale. Jacket illustration to Volume II shows: Detail of an engraving from Nova Reperta, a series of prints, designed by Vasari's pupil, Stradamus, in the 1580s, engraved and published by the Antwerp firm of Galleus. ***Volume I: First impression of the true first edition. ***Fine in black cloth-covered boards with gilt titles to green block on spine. Olive green front and rear endpapers and pastedowns. Top edge of text-block stained green (as called for). Interior pages clean and bright. No inscriptions. Spine tight. In a very good colour illustrated dustwrapper. Edges and corners slightly rubbed and creased. Head of spine of dustwrapper nicked, creased and rubbed with small chip. Tail of spine of dustwrapper slightly creased and rubbed with tiny chipping. Small closed tear to bottom edge of rear panel of dustwrapper. Slight fading to spine of edges of dustwrapper. 236 mm x 160 mm. *** Volume II: First impression of the true first edition. ***Fine in black cloth-covered boards with gilt titles to green block on spine. Olive green front and rear endpapers and pastedowns. Top edge of text-block stained green (as called for). Interior pages clean and bright. No inscriptions. Spine tight. In a very good colour illustrated dustwrapper. Edges and corners of dustwrapper slightly rubbed and creased. Head of spine of dustwrapper chipped and creased. Slight fading to edges of spine of dustwrapper. ***794 pages for both volumes including detailed textual notes, general index and comprehensive bibliographical index. 236 mm x 160 mm. ***ISBN: 0521219671/05219698. ***'Since Bacon's time general lip-service has been paid to the importance of Gutenberg's invention. Yet this work is the first full-scale historical treatment of the impact of the advent of printing and its importance as an agent of change. Professor Eisenstein begins by considering the general implications of the shift from script to print, and goes on to examine its part in three of the major movements of early-modern times - the Renaissance, the Reformation and the rise of modern science. She shows how printing affected prevailing cultural, religious and scientific traditions, and argues that it deserves more attention as one of the force which shaped the modern mind. ***The importance of the study is that it gets behind simple generalizations which have seemed to sum up the topic but actually dismiss it unexamined. Professor Eisenstein establishes for the first time and in depth the actual consequences of the advent of printing. Without denying the importance of popularizing trends, sch as the spread of literacy and the diffusion of ideas, the author assigns special significance to intellectual interchange within the printshop, and to the effect of printing on Latin-writing professional elites. By drawing attention to a hitherto neglected dimension of change, she develops a new strategy for handling periodization and for dealing with other special problems with which professional historians are particularly concerned. ***This is a very wide-ranging survey based on a massive review of relevant literature, which opens up new perspectives on the past. (Quote from inside front of dustwrapper blurb to Volume I). ***A hard to find and scholarly study of the history of the printing press - of interest to historians and scholars of English and European Literature. ***A first edition set in nice condition. ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. Seller Inventory # 2394

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