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Lives in print : biography and the book trade from the Middle Ages to the 21st century / edited by Robin Myers, Michael Harris, and Giles Mandelbrote

Myers, Robin. Harris, Michael (1938-). Mandelbrote, Giles

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ISBN 10: 0712347968 / ISBN 13: 9780712347969
Published by New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press ; London : British Library, 2002
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Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw, now mylar-sleeved. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 208 pages; Description: xiv, 208 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm. Subjects: Biography --Publishing --History --Congresses --Printers --Great Britain --Biography --Book industries and trade. Series: Publishing pathways 1 Kg. 208 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 167201

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Title: Lives in print : biography and the book ...

Publisher: New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press ; London : British Library

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Biography as a genre has a long history: this collection of original essays points the reader in two directions. First, it shows how biography has become one of the staples of the business of publishing. Second, it highlights the role of the men and women who earned their living in the production and distribution of books and serials. With contributions from leading specialists, this volume illustrates the development of biography from the Middle Ages to the present day - from manuscript lives of the saints to the current revision and production of the new Dictionary of National Biography.

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