Pirating & Publishing. The Book Trade in the Age of Enlightenment.
The 18th century expansion of more affordable books brought about, first, a revolution in thought, and then a revolution in deed. Darnton researched the book industry in France and the pirating it engendered across Europe to enlighten us on the industry. Without literary piracy, would there have been an Enlightenment? Beautiful cover. Red and black paper cover, gilt title, box stitching. Oxford University Press. 2021. USED. $18.00