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The nature of the book : print and knowledge in the making

Author: Adrian Johns
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In The Nature of the Book, a tour de force of cultural history, Adrian Johns constructs an entirely original and vivid picture of print culture and its many arenas--commercial, intellectual, political, and individual."
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Johns
ISBN: 0226401219 9780226401218 0226401227 9780226401225 9780226401232 0226401235
OCLC Number: 38048198
Awards: American Historical Association Leo Gershoy Award, 1999.
Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 1998.
Description: xxi, 753 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : the book of nature and the nature of the book --
Literatory life : the culture and credibility of the printed book in early modern London --
"The advancement of wholesome knowledge" : the politics of print and the practices of propriety --
John Streater and the Knights of the Galaxy : republicanism, natural knowledge, and the politics of printing --
Faust and the pirates : the cultural construction of the printing revolution --
The physiology of reading : print and the passions --
Piracy and usurpation : natural philosophy in the Restoration --
Histories of the heavens : John Flamsteed, Isaac Newton, and the Historia cœlestis Britannica --
Responsibility: Adrian Johns.


This text takes a detailed look at early modern England and the creative and commercial forces in which print culture was formed (commercial, intellectual, political and individual), including  Read more...
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