The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland - Vol. 3

The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland - Vol. 3

The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland - Vol. 3

The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland - Vol. 3

Synopsis

Throughout the nineteenth century Scotland was transformed from an agricultural nation on the periphery of Europe to become an industrial force with international significance. A landmark in its field, this volume explores the changes in the Scottish book trade as it moved from a small-scale manufacturing process to a mass-production industry. This book brings together the work of over thirty leading experts to explore a broad range of topics that include production technology, bookselling and distribution, the literary market, reading and libraries, and Scotland's international relations. Features
• The only study of its kind.
• Records Scotland's remarkable contribution to the history of the book in this period.
• Chapters researched and written by leading experts.
• Well illustrated.
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