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bookseller

bookseller  

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A vendor and, until around 1800, a publisher of books. The medieval trade of selling MSS developed during the early modern period into that of selling printed books. Early booksellers ...
Christopher Plantin

Christopher Plantin  

(b ?Tours, c.1520; d Antwerp, 1 July 1589).Flemish printer of French birth. He was the most important printer and publisher in Antwerp in the 16th century. His printing press ...
Constantine Lascaris

Constantine Lascaris  

(c.1434–1501) Byzantine scholar and teacher who worked in Italy.Lascaris collected and copied Greek MSS, established some Latin translations, and wrote several literary and scientific texts. He is ...
Dublin University Press

Dublin University Press  

(1734– ),specialist academic printer and the oldest printing house in Ireland. It was most successful under the management during 1842–75 of M. H. Gill, but never engaged extensively in ...
Dundalgan Press

Dundalgan Press  

(1859– ),Dundalk printer, bookseller, and publisher. The firm was started by William Tempest, and expanded under his son Henry (1881–1964). It has an extensive list of Irish interest books.Vincent ...
Eugene Swiney

Eugene Swiney  

(d. 1781),printer, bookseller, and newspaper proprietor in Cork. He produced a broad range of publications, including many Catholic works.Vincent Kinane
France: the ‘Auld Alliance’

France: the ‘Auld Alliance’  

The French connection, often whimsically known as the ‘Auld Alliance’, was an intermittent phenomenon but in the three centuries or so after 1296, it operated in four main areas: warriors ...
Francesco Sansovino

Francesco Sansovino  

(1521–86),Italian political philosopher, historian, poet, and recorder of art and architecture, born in Venice, the son of Jacopo Sansovino. His works include a treatise on forms of government in ...
Francysk Skaryna

Francysk Skaryna  

(before 1490–c.1551)This Belarusian Humanist, writer, publisher and translator of the Bible, was born at Polotsk and died in Bohemia. He studied at Cracow (1504–1506) and Padua, where he obtained ...
French Literature

French Literature  

The most abundant, innovative, and influential of all western European medieval literatures. Beginning with a trickle of texts in the 9th, 10th, and 11th centuries, it becomes established by the ...
Giunti

Giunti  

A mercantile family of Florentine origin active as booksellers, publishers, and printers throughout the Renaissance in both Florence and Venice. In Florence, Filippo and his son Bernardo, active ...
Janus Lascaris

Janus Lascaris  

(1445–1535),Byzantine scholar in Italy and France, possibly the younger brother of Constantinos Lascaris. He emigrated to Italy as a child, and later taught Greek in Florence, where in 1492 ...
Jodocus Badius

Jodocus Badius  

(d. 1535)Josse Bade was one of the most prolific printers in Paris. Between 1503 and 1535 he published over 780 editions that reflected a broad cross-section of intellectual currents ...
John Cumming

John Cumming  

(d. 1850),printer, bookseller, and publisher in Dublin. Cumming was in partnership with his brother James for a period as the Hibernia Press, and had extensive contacts with British publishers.[...]
Joseph Ray

Joseph Ray  

(d. 1709),printer and bookseller in Dublin. In 1680–1 he challenged the monopoly in Ireland of the king's printer (see printing and publishing). Although a hearing before the lord lieutenant ...
journalism

journalism  

The first newspapers, and journalists, arrived in Canada with British conquest and settlement. Utterly dependent for revenue on government advertising, they loyally endorsed their patrons and ...
languages: Germanic—Old and Middle English

languages: Germanic—Old and Middle English  

The earliest stages in the history of the English language. OE, also known as AS, stands for a group of dialects spoken in England roughly between the middle of the ...
libraries

libraries  

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By the end of the 5th cent. bc, books were no rarity, even if some regarded them as a fad of intellectuals like Euripides; Athens had booksellers, and exports reached the Black (Euxine) Sea. ...
literacy

literacy  

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1. The ability to read and write, contrasted with illiteracy. In looser usage this also includes basic arithmetical competence. Compare multimodality; oracy.2. Functional literacy: a level of minimal ...
Literature, Popular.

Literature, Popular.  

Although Native American and African-American cultures of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries had rich and varied traditions of oral narrative, the first popular printed literature in what is ...

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