This assortment takes as its element of departure the proposition that one could, in reality, inform a booklet by means of its disguise. The individuals research the ways that the fabric traits of books―including typography, paper, bindings, format , and promotional copy―as good as their enhancing, construction, and distribution profoundly impact how they've been learn and understood.

The quantity contains essays at the publishing heritage of Melville's early novels, Twain's The Innocents Abroad, the Tauchnitz version of Hawthornes's The Marble Faun, and Jackson's Romona. different chapters study the reception of Dante's works in the USA, Houghton Mifflin's biographical sequence, the binding forms of Ticknor and Fields, and the packaging of literature for American excessive Schools., reviewing a prior variation or quantity

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