1985. Item #A6169
Martin, Henri-Jean, and Roger Chartier, eds. Histoire de l'Edition Francaise. Vol. 3: Le Temps des Editeurs, du Romantisme a la Belle Epoque. Paris: Promodis 1985. 539p, many ills. + many color ills. on 38 plates. Good ex-lib. hardcover (bottom page corners lightly bumped; label removed from front endpaper; old library stamp). In original binding; internally very good. Good d.j. (chipped). ** Masterful history of the 19th-century French book, with chapters by various experts. Covers book production, publishing and bookselling, the illustrated press, genres and reading audiences, etc. Large and heavy; shipping/handling will be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering.