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Title: Reading Matters, five centuries of discovering books
Description: New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 2008. 8, 295 pages, ill. in colour and b/w, hard cover and dust jacket, new copy It is easy to forget in our own day of cheap paperbacks and mega-bookstores that, until very recently, books were luxury items. Those who could not afford to buy had to borrow, share, obtain secondhand, inherit, or listen to others reading. This book examines how people acquired and read books from the sixteenth century to the present, focusing on the personal relationships between readers and the volumes they owned.

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Price: EUR 25.00 = appr. US$ 27.17 Seller: Marc Van de Wiele Antiquariaat
- Book number: 15559