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The Author's Due: Printing and the Prehistory of Copyright
The Author's Due offers an institutional and cultural history of books, the book trade, and the bibliographic ego. Joseph Loewenstein traces the emergence of possessive authorship from the establishment of a printing industry in England to the passage of the 1710 Statute of Anne, which provided the legal underpinnings for modern copyright. Along the way he demonstrates tha ...more
Hardcover, 360 pages
Published July 14th 2002 by University Of Chicago Press
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