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Perspectives on American Book History: Artifacts and Commentary [With CD-ROM Image Archive] (Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book)

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An introduction to print culture in America, accompanied by a CD-ROM image archive.
Paperback, 480 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by University of Massachusetts Press
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Once I got past the weirdness of how this book was constructed (every chapter was comprised of "artifacts" regarding different aspects of print history, essentially primary source transcripts or illustrations + commentary on those artifacts), I really appreciated the care each of the authors took compiling their chapters and actually grew to feel that many more anthologies should be written in such a way. The advantage of using artifacts to illustrate a particular phenomenon during a specific ti ...more
Julie
I haven't found this book very useful, until today when I discovered the selective, annotated bibliography compiled by the AAS's Joanne Chaison at the back. A very valuable resource!
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