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The Old Printer and the Modern Press

The Old Printer and the Modern Press (Paperback)

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Charles Knight's The Old Printer was first published in 1854 and is partly a biography of William Caxton and partly an account of the development of the printing press and its role in English literature from the fifteenth century. William Caxton was not only the first printer in England, but also a prolific translator and importer of books. He established a printing press at Westminster and among the books printed there were Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and The Subtil Histories and Fables of Esop. Knight describes Elizabethan reading habits and traces the development of the types of books, papers and magazines that were most popular with the reading public in the mid-nineteenth century. The author is particularly interested in the availability of cheap popular literature as he regards this as an indication of the democratisation of society.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: historical, political & militaryBusinessIndustry & industrial studiesMedia, information & communication industriesPrinting, packaging & reprographic industryBusinessIndustry & industrial studiesMedia, information & communication industriesPublishing industry Publisher: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: 06/11/2009 ISBN-13: 9781108009225  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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