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The Resource The invention of rare books : private interest and public memory, 1600-1840, David McKitterick, University of Cambridge

The invention of rare books : private interest and public memory, 1600-1840, David McKitterick, University of Cambridge

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The invention of rare books : private interest and public memory, 1600-1840
Title
The invention of rare books
Title remainder
private interest and public memory, 1600-1840
Statement of responsibility
David McKitterick, University of Cambridge
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When does a book that is merely old become a rarity and an object of desire? David McKitterick examines, for the first time, the development of the idea of rare books, and why they matter. Studying examples from across Europe, he explores how this idea took shape in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and how collectors, the book trade and libraries gradually came together to identify canons that often remain the same today. In a world that many people found to be over-supplied with books, the invention of rare books was a process of selection. As books are one of the principal means of memory, this process also created particular kinds of remembering. Taking a European perspective, McKitterick looks at these interests as they developed from being matters of largely private concern and curiosity, to the larger public and national responsibilities of the first half of the nineteenth century"--
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McKitterick, David
Dewey number
090.94
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z1029
LC item number
.M35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Rare books
  • Rare books
  • Rare books
  • Book collecting
  • Book collectors
  • Libraries
  • Bibliography
  • Book industries and trade
  • Book industries and trade
  • Book industries and trade
  • Book collecting
  • Book collectors
  • Book industries and trade
  • Libraries
  • Rare books
  • Rare books
  • Europe
  • Livres rares
  • Bibliophilie
  • Bibliophiles
  • Bibliothéques
  • Livres
  • Livres
  • Livres
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The invention of rare books : private interest and public memory, 1600-1840, David McKitterick, University of Cambridge
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-438) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inventio -- Books as objects -- Survival and selection -- Choosing books in Baroque Europe -- External appearances (1) -- External appearances (2) -- Printers and readers -- A seventeenth-century revolution -- Concepts of rarity -- Developing measures of rarity -- Judging appearances by modern standards -- The Harleian sales -- Authority and rarity -- Rarity established -- The French bibliographical revolution -- Books in turmoil -- Bibliophile traditions -- Fresh foundations -- Public faces, public responsibilities
Control code
1021215196
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 450 pages
Isbn
9781108428323
Lccn
2018003779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1021215196
Label
The invention of rare books : private interest and public memory, 1600-1840, David McKitterick, University of Cambridge
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-438) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inventio -- Books as objects -- Survival and selection -- Choosing books in Baroque Europe -- External appearances (1) -- External appearances (2) -- Printers and readers -- A seventeenth-century revolution -- Concepts of rarity -- Developing measures of rarity -- Judging appearances by modern standards -- The Harleian sales -- Authority and rarity -- Rarity established -- The French bibliographical revolution -- Books in turmoil -- Bibliophile traditions -- Fresh foundations -- Public faces, public responsibilities
Control code
1021215196
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 450 pages
Isbn
9781108428323
Lccn
2018003779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1021215196

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