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Buying and Selling: The Business of Books in Early Modern Europe. Ed. by Shanti Graheli. (Library of the Written Word, 72; The Handpress World, 55.) Leiden: Brill. 2019. xxiii + 559 pp. €159. isbn 978 90 04 34032 9 (hardback); 978 90 04 34039 8 (e-book).

Includes: Andrew Pettegree and Shanti Graheli, ‘How to Lose Money in the Business of Books: Commercial Strategies in the First Age of Print’; Lucas Burkart, ‘Early Book Printing and Venture Capital in the Age of Debt: The Case of Michel Wenssler’s Basel Printing Shop (1472–1491)’; Lorenz Böninger, ‘Venetian Incunabula for Florentine Bookshops (ca. 1473–1483)’; Jeremiah Dittmar, ‘Book Prices in Early Modern Europe: An Economic Perspective’; Marius Buning, ‘Privileging the Common Good: The Moral Economy of Printing Privileges in the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Republic’; Philip Tromans, ‘The Business of Browsing in Early Modern English Bookshops’; Justyna Kiliańzyk-Zięba, ‘Printing for the Pilgrims: Krakow Seventeenth-Century Guidebooks’; Daniel Bellingradt, ‘Book Lotteries as Sale Events for Slow-Sellers: The Case of Amsterdam in the Late Eighteenth Century’; Jamie Cumby, ‘Neither Scholar nor Printer: Luxembourg de Gabiano and the Financial Structure of Merchant-Publishing in Sixteenth-Century Lyon’; Martine Furno, ‘Editing the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae: Robert Estienne’s Dream and Nightmare’; Magdalena Komorowska, ‘“Large Volumes that are Bought by the Few”: Printing and Selling Postils in Early Modern Poland’; Domenico Ciccarello, ‘Buying and Selling in One Trip: Book Barter in Times of Trouble for Francesco Ciotti’s Printing and Bookselling House’; Vivienne Dunstan, ‘The State of Scottish Bookselling circa 1800’; Drew Thomas, ‘Cashing in on Counterfeits: Fraud in the Reformation Print Industry’; Renaud Adam, ‘“Men and Books under Watch”: The Brussels Book Market in the Mid-Sixteenth Century through the Inquisitorial Archives’; Natale Vacalebre, ‘“Beautiful Intellects Should not Hide”: The Bookshop of Luciano Pasini, Bookseller and Publisher between Perugia and Venice in the Second Half of the Sixteenth Century’; Amelie Roper, ‘Early Modern Shelf Lives: The Context and Content of Georg Willer’s Music Stock Catalogue of 1622’; Jean-Paul Pittion, ‘Religion, Learning and Commerce: Daniel Delerpinière, a Protestant Bookseller in Saumur, 1661’; Jan Hillgärtner, ‘Turning News into a Business: The Commerce of Early Newspaper Publishing’; Arthur der Weduwen, ‘Booksellers, Newspaper Advertisements and a National Market for Print in the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Republic’; Idalia Garcia, ‘“Without Being Denounced or Humiliated”: The Purchase of Books for Religious Communities in New Spain’; Jason McElligott, ‘Advertising and Selling in Cromwellian Newsbooks’; John A. Sibbald, ‘Book Bitch to the Rich: The Strife and Times of the Revd Dr Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776–1847)’; Falk Eisermann, ‘Lost in Transaction: “Discollecting” Incunabula in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries’.

Collecting, Organizing and Transmitting Knowledge: Miscellanies in Late Medieval Europe. Ed. by Sabrina Corbellini, Giovanna Murano, and Giacomo Signore. (Bibliologia, 49.) Turnhout: Brepols. 2018. 262 pp. €85. isbn 978 2 503 56970 3.

Includes: Marilena Maniaci, ‘Miscellaneous Reflections on the Complexity of Medieval Manuscripts’; Ian Johnson, ‘A Sensibility of the Miscellaneous? The “Canterbury Tales” of Geoffrey Chaucer and the Works of Reginald Pecock’; Greti Dinkova-Bruun, ‘Latin Poetic Anthologies from the Later Middle Ages’; Sandro Bertelli, ‘The Early (Miscellaneous) Manuscripts of Dante’s Divina Commedia’; Alessio Decaria, ‘Different Kinds of Miscellanies Transmitting Medieval Italian Lyric Poetry’; Pavel Soukup, ‘Anti-Hussite Texts in Miscellaneous and Other Manuscripts: The Case of the Erfurt Charterhouse’; Thomas Woelki, ‘Manuscript Miscellanies from the Council of Basel (1431–49)’; Pavlina Rychterova, ‘Pursuing the Truth: The Czech Lay Theologian Thomas of Štítné (c. 1330– c. 1400) and his Delight in Doing Miscellanies’; Marleen Cré, ‘Miscellaneity, Compiling Strategies and the Transmission of The Chastising of God’s Children and The Holy Boke Gratia Dei’; Kimberly Rivers, ‘Composition and Career: The Composite Manuscripts of Johannes Sintram, O.F.M.’; Giacomo Signore, ‘Bridging Academic and Monastic Knowledge: The Religious Miscellanies of Albert Löffler, O.P. (with a Description of the Codex Basel, ÖBU, A I 20)’; Lucie Doležalová, ‘Late Medieval Personal Miscellanies: The Case of Mattheus Beran (d. 1461), Augustinian Canon of Roudnice nad Labem’; Angelika Kemper, ‘The Composition of Manuscript Miscellanies within Religious Communities: Between Reform-Minded Piety and Humanist Rhetoric’; Giovanna...


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