Lost books printed in French before 1601

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Title: Lost books printed in French before 1601
Authors: Wilkinson, Alexander S.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3715
Date: Jun-2009
Abstract: Research into the history of the book before 1601 has reached an important moment. Within five years, scholars will have at their disposal short title catalogues covering almost all of the print domains of Europe. Such significant advances in research infrastructure will fundamentally transform our understanding of the first great age of print. It is, therefore, timely, that we begin to address one of the most inconvenient of truths – the issue of lost books. This article focuses on publishing in French as a case study. This is a particularly fertile avenue of investigation because of the existence of two exceptional sources – short title catalogues of French books published in the 1580s. By mapping the entries in these sources to the most recent short title catalogue of French print published in 2007, we can begin to explore the extent and character of the survival and loss of vernacular print in this period.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Copyright (published version): 2009 The Bibliographical Society (typography) and the contributors (content)
Keywords: Lost books;Bibliography;France;Early-modern
Subject LCSH: Lost books--Case studies
Books--History--1450-1600
French literature--Bibliography--Early
DOI: 10.1093/library/10.2.188
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:History Research Collection

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