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History of the Early Printed Hebrew Book


The history of reading practices, as with the notion of ‘author’ seen above, is a relatively new subdiscipline. For a good starting point to understand the issues see Chartier, The Order of Books, Ch. 1; this may be supplemented by R. Chartier, “Texts, Printings, Readings,” in L. Hunt (ed.), The New Cultural History (University of California Press, 1989), 154–75, and, for a comprehensive survey of modern approaches up to the mid 1990’s, W. Sherman, John Dee: The Politics of Reading and Writing in the Renaissance (University of Massachusetts Press, 1995), Ch. 3. The study of readers’ marginalia and annotations as a means to uncover their approaches to the text is the basis of Sherman's book, and also in a paper by L. Jardine and A. Grafton: ““Studied for Action:”: How Gabriel Harvey read his Livy,” Past and Present, 129 (1990), 30–78.

Coppens, Christian
Printers and readers in the sixteenth century : including the proceedings from the colloquium organised by the Centre for European Culture, 9 June 2000 [Bibliologia  v. 21]
Brussels : AVWK [i.e. Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van Belgie voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten] ; Turnhout : Brepols, c2005
Van Pelt Library. Z145.P3 P75 2005

Harris, Kate
“Patrons, Buyers and Owners:  The Evidence for Ownership and the Role of Book Owners in Book Production and the Book Trade,” pp 163-199 in, Book Production and Publishing in Great Britain 1375-1475 (Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989) edd. Jeremy Griffiths and Derek Pearsall
Van Pelt Library.. Z8G7 B66 1989

Hunt, Lynn, ed.
The New cultural history : essays by Aletta Biersack ... [et al.]
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1989
Van Pelt Library. HN13 .N48 1989

Jardine, Lisa and Anthony Grafton
““Studied for Action:” How Gabriel Harvey read his Livy,” Past and Present 129 (1990) 30-78
Research Annex (LIBRA). D1 .P37

Jensen, Kristian
Incunabula and Their Readers: Printing, Selling and Using Books in the Fifteenth Century
London:  The British Library, 2003
Van Pelt Library. Z126 .I53 2003

McDonald, Peter D. and Michael F. Suarez, edd.
Making meaning : “Printers of the mind” and other essays; D.F. McKenzie
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c2002
Van Pelt Library. Z1005 .M325 2002
Rare Book & Manuscript Library - Furness Collection. Z1005 .M325 2002

Ostovich, Helen  and Elizabeth Sauer
Reading Early Modern Women: An Anthology of Texts in Manuscript and Print, 1550-1700
New York:  Routledge, 2004
Van Pelt Library. PR1110.W6 R43 2004
Rare Book & Manuscript Library - Furness Shakespeare Library (Van Pelt 628). PR1110.W6 R43 2004

Richardson, Brian
Printing, writers, and readers in Renaissance Italy
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
Van Pelt Library. Z340 .R53 1999
Rare Book & Manuscript Library - Furness Collection. Z340 .R53 1999

Sherman, William H.
John Dee : the politics of reading and writing in the English Renaissance
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1995
Rare Book & Manuscript Library - Furness Collection. Z8220.9 .S48 1995