The Business of Enlightenment; A Publishing History of the Encyclopedie 1775-1800, Robert Darnton.
The Business of Enlightenment; A Publishing History of the Encyclopedie 1775-1800, by Robert Darnton.
Provenance; from the library of the late William St Clair (1937 - 2021), British historian, academic and author. His signature to the first free endpaper (with previous owner's bookplate opposite on first pastedown - C. Dolkens). Please see our other listings for related works.
Published by The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, England, 1979, first edition.
A fascinating account of the publication of Diderot's Encyclopedie, and the social, cultural and economic context surrounding it.
A near fine grey linen cloth hardback with a good dustjacket. The jacket is sunned to spine, with some shelf wear and rubbing. Text is soundly bound and is bright throughout.
xiv + 624pp.
Weight approximately 1110g unpacked.
Dimensions: Approximately 240mm high x 170mm wide x 44mm deep.