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The St. Andrews Book Conference: Lost Books

decoration19 June 2014|21 June 2014

Questions of survival and loss bedevil the study of early printed books. Many early publications are not particularly rare, but others are very scarce, and many have disappeared altogether. A large number of books survived in only one copy. Others are only known through references in contemporary documents, but cannot be identified in surviving book collections.

The St. Andrews Book Conference from 19th to 21st June 2014 focuses on the question how far this corpus of lost books can be reconstructed from contemporary documentation, and how this emerging perception of the actual production of the early book trade – rather than those books that are known from modern library collections – should impact on our understanding of the industry and contemporary reading practice.

Click here for the conference program.

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DATE
19 June 2014|21 June 2014
ADDRESS
School of History
St John's House
University of St Andrews
69-71 South St.
CITY
St. Andrews
( UNITED KINGDOM )
EXHIBITOR NUMBER
35
ORGANIZED BY
University of St. Andrews
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