664 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 51 illus., 5 tables, 15 graphs
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5826-4
Published: April 2007
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-6800-3
Published: September 2009
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Ross W. Beales, The College of the Holy Cross
John Bidwell, Princeton University Library
Richard D. Brown, University of Connecticut
Charles E. Clark, University of New Hampshire
James N. Green, Library Company of Philadelphia
David D. Hall, Harvard Divinity School
Russell L. Martin, Southern Methodist University
E. Jennifer Monaghan, Brooklyn College of The City University of New York
James Raven, University of Essex
Elizabeth Carroll Reilly, Hardwick, Massachusetts
A. Gregg Roeber, Pennsylvania State University
David S. Shields, University of South Carolina
Calhoun Winton, University of Maryland
Published in association with the American Antiquarian Society
About the Authors
Hugh Amory (1930-2001) was Senior Rare Book Cataloger at the Houghton Library, Harvard University.
For more information about Hugh Amory, visit the Author Page.
David D. Hall is professor of American religious history at Harvard Divinity School.
For more information about David D. Hall, visit the Author Page.
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"What the History of the Book series shows so clearly is that the world we know, the communities to which we already belong, are reified and reinforced by books. Such is the incredible and incredibly flexible power of this primitive technology. Behold the book: It is limited but perfect."--Humanities magazine
“A masterpiece of scholarship. . . . The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World represents a superb achievement that makes accessible to a large variety of readers the results of numerous scholarly works and conferences. Its strength derives from the dialogue established between different traditions of scholarship: economic and social history of printing, bibliographical erudition, cultural sociology, and textual criticism.”--Roger Chartier, William and Mary Quarterly
"An interesting and enlightening series [that] provides an in-depth examination of the production and dissemination of the printed word in Colonial America.”--American Reference Books Annual
“The volume is an impressive feat of scholarship by almost any measure. Simply put, The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World is the best formal synthesis we have on the topic of print and book production in early America.”--Early American Literature
“[Coeditors Amory and Hall] and their contributors have done an excellent job of demonstrating the intricate interrelatedness of a wide range of practices, from papermaking, bookbinding, and pamphleteering to copyright, anonymous publication, and women’s literary coteries. . . . Most students of colonial American literature will find this volume an indispensable aid to their research in a myriad of ways.”--American Literature