Printed wrappers, small 8vo, 22 cm, 378 pp. Translation of: 'L'Apparition du livre'. From the blurb: "The Coming of the Book was the last work conceived by the French historian Lucien Febvre, who is today generally acknowledged to have been one of the greatest and most innovatory historians of the 20th century. [In] this volume.it was not his intention merely to write yet another history of printing. Febvre's aim was to reveal not only the technical pre-conditions, but also the social pressures which shaped the epoch-making transition from the manuscript to the printed page in Europe. Similarly, his ambition was not simply to investigate the diffusion of printing presses across Europe during the Renaissance, but to examine how the advent of movable type changed the way in which men could think, by transforming the fundamental tool of the scholar's craft and carrying the printed word into domains hitherto untouched by the challenge of new ideas. No book has ever better conveyed how revolutionary the impact of printing actually was in early modern Europe." Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: The Coming of the Book : The Impact of ...
Verlag: Verso, London, 1984 reprint of NLB 1976 first edition
Buchbeschreibung Verso, U.S.A., 1976. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Privately owned hardcover, no dust jacket perhaps as supplied. slightly bumped covers. Text unmarked and clean. Ships airmail from Berlin Bookshop b4. Artikel-Nr. 6737b4