The Resource Reading matters : five centuries of discovering books, Margaret Willes

Reading matters : five centuries of discovering books, Margaret Willes

Label
Reading matters : five centuries of discovering books
Title
Reading matters
Title remainder
five centuries of discovering books
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Willes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Exploring the collections of avid readers such as Samuel Pepys, Thomas Jefferson, Sir John Soane, Thomas Bewick and Denis and Edna Healey, Margaret Willes investigates the means by which books were sold, lending fascinating insights into the ways booksellers and publishers marketed their wares. For those who are interested in books and reading, and especially those who treasure books, this book and its many illustrations will inform, entertain and inspire."-Inside jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Willes, Margaret
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Z987.5.G7
LC item number
W55 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Book collectors
  • Book collecting
  • Book collectors
  • Private libraries
  • Book collectors
  • Book collecting
  • Book collectors
  • Book collecting
  • Book collectors
  • Private libraries
  • Book collectors
  • Bibliophiler
  • Privatbibliothek
  • Book collecting
  • Book collectors
  • Private libraries
  • Großbritannien
  • USA
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
Reading matters : five centuries of discovering books, Margaret Willes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [264]-282) and index
Contents
Books do furnish a room: the books of Bess of Hardwick and the Cavendish Family -- Enjoyment of all that's worth seeking after: the books of Samuel Pepys -- Distance learning: three provincial libraries -- A founding father: the books of Thomas Jefferson -- Building a library: the books of Sir John Soane -- A little light reading?: Fact and fiction in Georgian Britain -- Rare and curious: the books of Charles Winn -- The common reader: books for working men and women -- Children of the Revolution: the books of Denis and Edna Healey -- Appendix: Equivalent values of the pound
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 295 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300127294
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2008015557
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)223871474
  • (OCoLC)ocn223871474
Label
Reading matters : five centuries of discovering books, Margaret Willes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [264]-282) and index
Contents
Books do furnish a room: the books of Bess of Hardwick and the Cavendish Family -- Enjoyment of all that's worth seeking after: the books of Samuel Pepys -- Distance learning: three provincial libraries -- A founding father: the books of Thomas Jefferson -- Building a library: the books of Sir John Soane -- A little light reading?: Fact and fiction in Georgian Britain -- Rare and curious: the books of Charles Winn -- The common reader: books for working men and women -- Children of the Revolution: the books of Denis and Edna Healey -- Appendix: Equivalent values of the pound
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 295 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300127294
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2008015557
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)223871474
  • (OCoLC)ocn223871474

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