The Invention Of Rare Books
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Release Date||12 July 2018|
|Category||Language Arts & Disciplines|
|Rating||4/5 from 21 reviews|
Explores how the idea of rare books was shaped by collectors, traders and libraries from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Using examples from across Europe, David McKitterick looks at how rare books developed from being desirable objects of largely private interest to become public and even national concerns.