Download A history of British publishing by John Feather PDF

By John Feather

Completely revised, restructured and up to date, A background of British Publishing covers six centuries of publishing in Britain from earlier than the discovery of the printing press, to the digital period of this day. John Feather locations Britain and her industries in a global industry and examines simply how ‘British’, British publishing relatively is. contemplating not just the publishing itself, but additionally the parts affecting, and suffering from it, Feather lines the background of publishing books in Britain and examines: schooling politics expertise legislation faith customized category finance, construction and distribution the onslaught of worldwide enterprises. particularly designed for publishing and ebook heritage classes, this can be the single ebook to offer an total background of British publishing, and should be a useful source for all scholars of this attention-grabbing topic.

Show description

Read or Download A history of British publishing PDF

Best radio books

The Known World of Broadcast News: International News and the Electronic Media

A finished empirical and theoretical learn of broadcast information in the course of the international, which examines the consequences of syndication and questions even if this fiercely aggressive enterprise satisfies the democratic calls for of its viewers.

Radio Occultations Using Earth Satellites: A Wave Theory Treatment (Deep-Space Communications and Navigation Series 6)

The wave thought foundations of modern-day radio occultation techniquesForty years in the past, the premiere radio occultation challenge was once the right way to profile the ambience and radius of Mars utilizing indications despatched by way of the Mariner four spacecraft. Researchers then may depend on ray theory-based recommendations for actual research of the skinny, uniform Martian surroundings.

When Radio Was the Cat's Whiskers

The facility of radio was once an important to establishing up Australia to the remainder of the area. Its capability for conversation used to be acknowledged very early during this kingdom, either as medium and message, and will no longer were extra enjoyed and trendy than by way of Bernard Harte, a small boy growing to be up in Brisbane within the Twenties, who committed his existence to this intriguing type of verbal exchange.

Extra resources for A history of British publishing

Sample text

He engaged in ‘jobbing’ printing, such as the surviving indulgence (see above, p. 16), and also produced a number of small books clearly not aimed at his usual audience. As with the output of all early printers, we have to assume that there was more than survives; popular books were cheap and unregarded, and rarely found their way into the libraries which preserved the great folios and quartos which are so overrepresented in the surviving corpus of fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century printed books.

John Day, for example, had held a patent on the Catechism in English since 1553, and in 1567 became patentee for the Psalms and the immensely valuable ABC, the elementary reading book prescribed for use in schools (Oastler 1975: 22–5, 70; Simmons 2002: 504–5). Tottell still held the law book patent, and William Seres that for primers, a little book of private prayers which was central to personal religion. Perhaps the most valuable of all the patents was that of the Queen’s Printer; when Christopher Barker was granted the office in 1583 he acquired with it sole rights not only in all official printing, but also in Bibles, service books and statutes.

Entry was the only way of establishing an unchallengeable claim to a copy, for the person requesting the entry had to satisfy the Wardens of his right to do so.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.32 of 5 – based on 44 votes