A Changing View from Amsterdam
Where Next with Book History?
Distributed for Amsterdam University Press
In A Changing View from Amsterdam,the esteemed Cambridge librarian David McKitterick takes the readers back to the days of Frederick Muller (1817–81), the most important Dutch bookseller of his time, and offers an absorbing portrait of the nineteenth-century antiquarian book trade in Europe. McKitterick examines bookselling and the international trade in both new and old books as a frame for understanding the history of the book. Further, he considers how this history will affect the future development of the book.
David McKitterick's 2008 Frederik Muller Lecture: A Changing View from Amsterdam: Where next with book history?
10 plates (with accompanying explanations) interspersed throughout text