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Item Number:  30013972



A History of Book Publishing in the United States Volume I. The Creation of an Industry. 1630-1865.


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Seller Name: Ravenroost Books
Member since 1/2010
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Location: Saint Peters, Pennsylvania, United States

Listing Date: 12/5/2012



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Title: A History of Book Publishing in the United States Volume I. The Creation of an Industry. 1630-1865. Publisher: R. R. Bowker Co.
Author: Tebbel, John Publication Date: 1972
Binding/Format: Cloth Hardcover Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated
Condition: Very Good    
Inventory #: 2466    


xvi. 646 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, very light rubbing to cloth edges and corners, binding sound, clean and unmarked but for two pages which have tiny a 1-2 mm chip to their outer edges about midpoint along fore-edge. Has become a classic reference source for the trade, this is Vol. I of Tebbel's seminal series on the history, rise and significance of American publishing. Beginning with colonial and seventeenth-century printing, publishing and bookselling, on through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the development of the publishing houses in the colonies, states and regions is examined. Topics include the beginnings of children's literature, almanacs, book illustration, copyright and censorship issues, religious publishing, textbooks, jest-books, subscription and paperback publishing, book production technology before and after the war, trade fairs, trade sales and book auctions, the rise of the major publishing houses and much more. #2466.



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