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Library of the Written Word
Publisher: Brill. Country: Netherlands. Date: 2017-now.

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Lost Books: Reconstructing the Print World of Pre-Industrial Europe
Edited by Flavia Bruni and Andrew Pettegree
Leiden, Brill, 2016 (Library of the Written Word, vol. 46).
Hardback. ISBN: 978-90-04-31182-4.

"Questions of survival and loss bedevil the study of early printed books. Many early publications are not particularly rare, but others have disappeared altogether. This is clear not only from the improbably large number of books that survive in only one copy, but from many references in contemporary documents to books that cannot now be located. In this volume leading specialists in the field explore different aspects of this poorly understood aspect of book history: classes of texts particularly impacted by poor rates of survival; lost books revealed in contemporary lists or inventories; the collections of now dispersed libraries; deliberate and accidental destruction. A final section describes modern efforts at salvage and restitution following the devastation of the twentieth century."

Series Note:
"One of the most outstanding series in the field of European book history."
-- Mart van Duijn, Leiden University Libraries. In: Quaerendo, Vol. 44, No. 3 (2014).

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The Library of the Written Word is an international peer-reviewed book series that publishes monographs, edited volumes, source materials and bibliographies on a variety of subjects, related to the history of the book, magazines and newspapers. The series consists of three subseries, each one covering a particular period: The Manuscript World, The Handpress World, and The Industrial World.

The series invites studies in codicology, palaeography, typography, economic history of the trade and the technology of printing. Analytical bibliographies as well as editions of key sources can be included, and studies on the cultural and political role and impact of the written word are also welcome. Where possible, the economic aspects of the book trade should be included in studies published in this series.

The series published an average of six volumes per year over the last 5 years.

ISSN: 18744834


LIST OF TITLES (arranged mostly by date of publication in descending order)

Buying and Selling:
The Business of Books in Early Modern Europe

Editor(s): Shanti Graheli
Publication Date: 23 Jan 2019

Illuminating Sanctity:
The Body, Soul and Glorification of Saint Amand

By: Maria R. Grasso
Publication Date: 17 Apr 2019

Early Modern Media and the News in Europe:
Perspectives from the Dutch Angle
By: Joop W. Koopmans
Publication Date: 04 Sep 2018

Watermarks in Paper from the South-West of France, 1560-1860
By: Th. Laurentius and Frans Laurentius
Publication Date: 22 Aug 2018

Lost Books and Printing in London, 1557-1640:
An Analysis of the Stationers' Company Register

By: Alexandra Hill
Publication Date: 17 Apr 2018

Communal Creativity in the Making of the 'Beowulf' Manuscript:
Towards a History of Reception for the Nowell Codex

By: Simon C. Thomson
Publication Date: 17 Apr 2018

Travelling Chronicles: News and Newspapers from the Early Modern Period to the Eighteenth Century
Editor(s): Siv Gøril Brandtzæg, Paul Goring and Christine Watson
Publication Date: 03 Apr 2018

Johann Froben, Printer of Basel:
A Biographical Profile and Catalogue of His Editions

By: Valentina Sebastiani
Publication Date: 12 Mar 2018

Spanish Books in the Europe of the Enlightenment (Paris and London):
A View from Abroad

By: Nicolás Bas Martín
Publication Date: 12 Feb 2018

Trust and Proof:
Translators in Renaissance Print Culture

Editor(s): Andrea Rizzi
Publication Date: 06 Nov 2017

Incunabula in Transit:
People and Trade

By: Lotte Hellinga
Publication Date: 12 Feb 2018

Before the Public Library:
Reading, Community and Identity in the Atlantic World, 1650-1850

Editor(s): Mark Towsey and Kyle B. Roberts
Publication Date: 23 Oct 2017
Single-Sheet Publishing in the First Age of Print

Editor(s): Andrew Pettegree
Publication Date: 10 Jul 2017

A Maturing Market:
The Iberian Book World in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century

Editor(s): Alexander Samuel Wilkinson and Alejandra Ulla Lorenzo
Publication Date: 21 Aug 2017

Dutch and Flemish Newspapers of the Seventeenth Century, 1618-1700 (2 Vols.)
By: Arthur der Weduwen
Publication Date: 19 Apr 2017

The Lindisfarne Gospels:
New Perspectives

Editor(s): Richard Gameson
Publication Date: 03 Jul 2017

Storing, Archiving, Organizing:
The Changing Dynamics of Scholarly Information Management in Post-Reformation Zurich

By: Anja-Silvia Goeing
Publication Date: 01 Nov 2016

Rubrics, Images and Indulgences in Late Medieval Netherlandish Manuscripts
By: Kathryn M. Rudy
Publication Date: 28 Nov 2016

Denis Janot (fl. 1529-1544), Parisian Printer and Bookseller:
A Bibliography

By: Stephen Rawles
Publication Date: 01 Nov 2017

Forgetting Machines: Knowledge Management Evolution in Early Modern Europe
By: Alberto Cevolini
Publication Date: 11 Oct 2016

Publishing Subversive Texts in Elizabethan England and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
Editor(s): Teresa Bela, Clarinda Calma and Jolanta Rzegocka
Publication Date: 11 Jul 2016

International Exchange in the Early Modern Book World
Editor(s): Matthew McLean and Sara K. Barker
Publication Date: 11 Jul 2016

Italian Watermarks 1750-1860
By: Frans Laurentius and T. Laurentius
Publication Date: 15 Jun 2016

The Book World:
Selling and Distributing British Literature, 1900-1940

Editor(s): Nicola Louise Wilson
Publication Date: 18 May 2016

Charles Areskine’s Library:
Lawyers and Their Books at the Dawn of the Scottish Enlightenment

By: Karen Baston
Publication Date: 26 Apr 2016

News Networks in Early Modern Europe
Editor(s): Joad Raymond and Noah Moxham
Publication Date: 27 Jun 2016

Lost Books:
Reconstructing the Print World of Pre-Industrial Europe

Editor(s): Flavia Bruni and Andrew Pettegree
Publication Date: 21 Mar 2016

Marvel and Artefact:
The 'Wonders of the East' in its Manuscript Contexts

By: A. J. Ford
Publication Date: 02 Nov 2015

Art Periodical Culture in Late Imperial Russia (1898-1917):
Print Modernism in Transition

By: Hanna Chuchvaha
Publication Date: 27 Oct 2015

A Social History of the University Presses in Apartheid South Africa:
Between Complicity and Resistance

By: Elizabeth Le Roux
Publication Date: 14 Oct 2015

Eighteenth-Century Periodicals as Agents of Change:
Perspectives on Northern Enlightenment

Editor(s): Ellen Krefting, Aina Nøding and Mona Ringvej
Publication Date: 24 Jun 2015

Printing Colour 1400-1700:
History, Techniques, Functions and Receptions

Editor(s): Ad Stijnman and Elizabeth Savage
Publication Date: 24 Aug 2015

Specialist Markets in the Early Modern Book World
Editor(s): Richard Kirwan and Sophie Mullins
Publication Date: 19 May 2015

News in Early Modern Europe
Currents and Connections
Editor(s): Simon Davies and Puck Fletcher
Publication Date: 07 Jul 2014

Texts in Transit
Manuscript to Proof and Print in the Fifteenth Century
By: Lotte Hellinga
Publication Date: 12 Aug 2014

From Gutenberg to Luther:
Transnational Print Cultures in Scandinavia 1450-1525

By: Wolfgang Undorf
Publication Date: 07 Apr 2014

From Ghent to Aix:
How They Brought the News in the Habsburg Netherlands, 1550-1700

By: Paul Arblaster
Publication Date: 10 Jun 2014

Jesuit Books in the Dutch Republic and its Generality Lands 1567-1773:
A Bibliography

By: Paul Begheyn SJ
Publication Date: 12 May 2014

Divine Diagrams:
The Manuscripts and Drawings of Paul Lautensack (1477/78-1558)

By: Berthold Kress
Publication Date: 12 May 2014

Books in the Catholic World during the Early Modern Period
Editor(s): Natalia Maillard Álvarez
Publication Date: 09 Dec 2013

Publishing Policies and Family Strategies:
The Fortunes of a Dutch Publishing House in the 18th and early 19th Centuries

By: Arianne Baggerman
Publication Date: 14 Oct 2013

Documenting the Early Modern Book World:
Inventories and Catalogues in Manuscript and Print

Editor(s): Malcolm Walsby and Natasha Constantinidou
Publication Date: 14 Oct 2013

Not Dead Things:
The Dissemination of Popular Print in England and Wales, Italy, and the Low Countries, 1500-1820

Editor(s): Roeland Harms, Joad Raymond and Jeroen Salman
Publication Date: 16 Aug 2013

Pedlars and the Popular Press:
Itinerant Distribution Networks in England and the Netherlands 1600-1850

By: Jeroen Salman
Publication Date: 14 Oct 2013

Images, Texts, and Marginalia in a "Vows of the Peacock" Manuscript (New York, Pierpont Morgan Library MS G24):
With a Complete Concordance and Catalogue of Peacock Manuscripts

By: Domenic Leo
Publication Date: 09 Aug 2013

Form and Function in the Late Medieval Bible
Editor(s): Eyal Poleg and Laura Light
Publication Date: 13 May 2013

The Book Trade in the Italian Renaissance
By: Angela Nuovo
Publication Date: 17 Jun 2013

Seeing Faith, Printing Pictures: Religious Identity during the English Reformation
By: David J. Davis
Publication Date: 15 Feb 2013

Print Culture and Peripheries in Early Modern Europe:
A Contribution to the History of Printing and the Book Trade in Small European and Spanish Cities

Editor(s): Benito Rial Costas
Publication Date: 09 Nov 2012

Printed Pandemonium:
Popular Print and Politics in the Netherlands 1650-72

By: Michel Reinders
Publication Date: 28 Jan 2013

Reading the Roman Republic in Early Modern England
By: Freyja Cox Jensen
Publication Date: 03 Aug 2012

Renaissance Cultural Crossroads:
Translation, Print and Culture in Britain, 1473-1640

Editor(s): Sara K. Barker and Brenda M. Hosington
Publication Date: 28 Jan 2013

Shaping the Bible in the Reformation:
Books, Scholars and Their Readers in the Sixteenth Century

Editor(s): Bruce Gordon and Matthew McLean
Publication Date: 22 Jun 2012

Christian Hebraism in the Reformation Era (1500-1660):
Authors, Books, and the Transmission of Jewish Learning

By: Stephen G. Burnett
Publication Date: 06 Jan 2012

Dutch Typography in the Sixteenth Century:
The Collected Works of Paul Valkema Blouw

By: Paul Valkema Blouw
Editor(s): Paul Dijstelberge and A.R.A. Croiset van Uchelen
Publication Date: 03 Jun 2013

Books in Early Modern Norway
By: Gina Dahl
Publication Date: 12 Jul 2011

The Acquisition of Books by Chetham's Library, 1655-1700
By: Matthew Yeo
Publication Date: 10 May 2011

The Book Triumphant:
Print in Transition in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Editor(s): Malcolm Walsby and Graeme Kemp
Publication Date: 25 Aug 2011

The Printed Book in Brittany, 1484-1600
By: Malcolm Walsby
Publication Date: 09 Jun 2011

International Publishing in the Netherlands, 1933-1945:
German Exile, Scholarly Expansion, War-Time Clandestinity

By: Hendrik Edelman
Publication Date: 24 Sep 2010

Pamphlets and Politics in the Dutch Republic
Editor(s): Femke Deen, Michel Reinders and David Onnekink
Publication Date: 17 Dec 2010

Cold War Books in the ‘Other’ Europe and What Came After
By: Ji_ina _mejkalová
Publication Date: 19 Nov 2010

Reading the Scottish Enlightenment:
Books and their Readers in Provincial Scotland, 1750-1820

By: Mark Towsey
Publication Date: 24 Sep 2010

Learning and the Market Place:
Essays in the History of the Early Modern Book

By: Ian Maclean
Publication Date: 17 Jun 2009

The Trans-Saharan Book Trade:
Manuscript Culture, Arabic Literacy and Intellectual History in Muslim Africa

Editor(s): Graziano Krätli and Ghislaine Lydon
Publication Date: 07 Dec 2010

Dutch Messengers: A History of Science Publishing, 1930-1980
By: Cornelis Andriesse
Publication Date: 30 Nov 2008

The Palaeotypography of the French Renaissance (2 vols.)
Selected Papers on Sixteenth-Century Typefaces
By: Hendrik Vervliet
Publication Date: 30 Nov 2008

Herculean Labours: Erasmus and the Editing of St. Jerome's Letters in the Renaissance
By: Hilmar Pabel
Publication Date: 31 Jul 2008

'You Shall Surely not Die':
The Concepts of Sin and Death as Expressed in the Manuscript Art of Northwestern Europe, c.800-1200
(2 Vols.)
By: Jill Bradley
Publication Date: 31 Jul 2008

What Happened to the Ancient Library of Alexandria?
Editor(s): Mostafa El-Abbadi, Omnia Fathallah and Ismail Serageldin
Publication Date: 28 Feb 2008

The Representations of the Overseas World in the De Bry Collection of Voyages (1590-1634)
By: Michiel van Groesen
Publication Date: 06 Feb 2008

The French Book and the European Book World
By: Andrew Pettegree
Publication Date: 30 Sep 2007

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