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date: 02 December 2023

13 The Manuscript after the Coming of Print 

The Oxford Companion to the Book
Harold LoveHarold Love

1 Introduction

2 From the Enlightenment to the 16th century

3 Production and dissemination

4 Conclusion

A century ago there were still many inky-fingered individuals, who in Britain were called clerks, whose job was to prepare handwritten records—usually in large volumes called ledgers—of transactions in business, the law, and science. Their forerunners had been active since the first ... ...

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