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'David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery have written an excellent introduction to the history of the book. This concise volume covers the major aspects of book history to introduce the novice or to refresh the memory of the scholar... the book as a whole provides a starting place for further discussion and exploration into the history of literacy, the book, and ideas about reading and text.' - Millie Jackson, Libraries and the Cultural Record
"the tracing of history, historiography, and competing views is engaging." --Journalism History
David Finkelstein is Professor of Media and head of the Media Department at Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh.
Alistair McCleery is Professor of Literature and Communications at Napier University, Edinburgh. They are the editors of The Book History Reader (Routledge 2001).