Throughout the nineteenth century Scotland was transformed from an agricultural nation on the periphery of Europe to become an industrial force with international significance. A landmark in its field, this volume explores the changes in the Scottish book trade as it moved from a small-scale manufacturing process to a mass-production industry. This book brings together the work of over thirty leading experts to explore a broad range of topics that include production technology, bookselling and distribution, the literary market, reading and libraries, and Scotland's international relations.The first cloth was dingy in appearance, but elaborate embossed and watered finishes were introduced and even ... perhaps a special issue of the first illustrated version of this work, is cased in red cloth embossed with a blind border , a centralanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland, Volume 3: Ambition and Industry 1800-1880|
|Publisher||:||Edinburgh University Press - 2007-11-23|