The History of the Book in the West: A Library of Critical Essays

Series editor: Alexis Weedon, University of Bedfordshire, UK

  • This five volume series provides a comprehensive resource of the most significant published essays on book history in the West starting with the codex and finishing in the twentieth century. The editors have carefully selected the best literature from a wealth of relatively inaccessible sources and written substantial introductions which provide an overview of the period. The papers are reproduced in their entirety with their original page numbers to aid comprehensive research and accurate referencing. Together the volumes provide an essential compendium for students and scholars of book history.
  • Reviews: '...a rich resource that will support teaching in any field that concerns itself with the production and consumption of printed words.'
    Australian Academic and Research Libraries AARL
  • Series Advisory Board:
    International Advisory Board

    Simon Eliot, Professor of the History of the Book in the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Deputy Director of the Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies and Director of the London Rare Books School. General Editor of The History of Oxford University Press (to be published 2012-2013).

    Jonathan Rose, William R. Kenan Professor of History, Drew University, US, founding president of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) and co-editor of the journal, Book History.

    Rimi B. Chatterjee, Fellow in Cultural Studies, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, India and author of Empires of the Mind. A History of Oxford University Press under the Raj, OUP, 2006.
  • Discount available: Buy the 5-volume set and save money!
    Buying the 5-volume set is your best option because the set price already includes a discount. And, if you place your order via our website, you will also benefit from an additional 10% discount. For more details, view our promotional leaflet by clicking on the leaflet image.