Versatility and the Gloomy Stores of History

‘London Booksites: Places of Printing and Publication before 1800’, written and delivered by Professor James Raven

Lecture 2: ‘Versatility and the Gloomy Stores of History’, introduced by David Pearson

The 2010 series of lectures offers fresh perspectives on the early modern and 18th-century book trade in England. London dominated this industry, but relatively little has been known about the commercial environments in which books were published.

Recorded in the Conference Centre on 3 November 2010

Also huffduffed as…

  1. Versatility and the Gloomy Stores of History

    —Huffduffed by Wordridden on December 4th, 2010

  2. Versatility and the Gloomy Stores of History

    —Huffduffed by george08 on May 4th, 2011

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