Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. First edition. Soft cover. 438p, many ills. As new. Item #31177
Twenty chapters by specialists examine many genres of scientific publishing from the "Carolingian renaissance of learning to the mid-nineteenth-century consolidation of science. They examine all aspects of the authorship, production, distribution, and reception of manuscripts, books and journals in the various sciences." Described as the "first systematic general work" to apply the methods of book history "to the study of the development of scientific disciplines." (In print at $59.99).