The Invention Of Rare Books

The Invention of Rare Books
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 462
ISBN 9781108428323
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.