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The ‘unerring certainty of mechanical agency’: machines and table making in the nineteenth century

Doron Swade

in The History of Mathematical Tables: From Sumer to Spreadsheets

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198508410
eISBN:
9780191708831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508410.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

When machines are mentioned in the context of table making it is their role as calculators that tends to be emphasized. The mechanization of other processes, specifically transcription, typesetting, ... More


INSIDE THE VENETIAN PRINT SHOP: The Manufacturing of a Music Book

Jane A. Bernstein

in Print Culture and Music in Sixteenth-Century Venice

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195141085
eISBN:
9780199871421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141085.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the production of a music book. The organization of the workforce within the print shop, how a music book was produced, and what materials and supplies were required are ... More


Insular Books: Vernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Margaret Connolly and Raluca Radulescu (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265833
eISBN:
9780191771996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This volume aims to rethink critical assumptions about a particular type of medieval manuscript: the miscellany. A miscellany is a multi-text manuscript, made up of mixed contents, often in a mixture ... More


Book Production at Salisbury in the Late Eleventh and Early Twelfth Centuries

Teresa Webber

in Scribes and Scholars at Salisbury Cathedral c. 1075–c. 1125

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203087
eISBN:
9780191675706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203087.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the production of books at Salisbury Cathedral during the late 11th and early 12th centuries. The manuscripts display a general similarity in their construction and physical ... More


Cultivation and Books

Richard G. Wang

in The Ming Prince and Daoism: Institutional Patronage of an Elite

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199767687
eISBN:
9780199950607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767687.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 4 explores the interaction between Ming princes’ self-cultivation and their making and consumption of Daoist books as material culture in the context of Ming print culture. Some princes ... More


Petrucci's Materials

Stanley Boorman

in Ottaviano Petrucci: Catalogue Raisonne

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195142075
eISBN:
9780199850549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142075.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In order to start (and continue) printing music and other books, Ottaviano Petrucci needed to acquire a range of technical resources. These obviously included typographical material of various sorts, ... More


Salisbury and the Transmission of Latin Literature

Teresa Webber

in Scribes and Scholars at Salisbury Cathedral c. 1075–c. 1125

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203087
eISBN:
9780191675706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203087.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the role of Salisbury Cathedral in the transmission of Latin literature during the late 11th and early 12th centuries. The findings reveal that many of the texts copied at ... More


‘I this book shal make’: San Marino, Huntington Library, MS HM 744 and the Structure of the Series

David Watt

in The Making of Thomas Hoccleve's Series

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898690
eISBN:
9781781385203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898690.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter considers the structure of the Series by comparing Hoccleve's inclusion of ‘Learn to Die’ in San Marino, Huntington Library, MS HM 744 with its inclusion in the Series. As a writer who ... More


Travel Writing in the Marketplace

Innes M. Keighren, Charles W. J. Withers, and Bill Bell

in Travels into Print: Exploration, Writing, and Publishing with John Murray, 1773-1859

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226429533
eISBN:
9780226233574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226233574.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The production of books of travel and exploration by the house of Murray took place in a context of an increasingly industrialised economy, especially so from the 1830s in terms of the technologies ... More


Making the Printed Work: Paratextual Material, Visual Images, and Book Production

Innes M. Keighren, Charles W. J. Withers, and Bill Bell

in Travels into Print: Exploration, Writing, and Publishing with John Murray, 1773-1859

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226429533
eISBN:
9780226233574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226233574.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the use by the house of Murray of a variety of paratextual devices—dedications, frontispiece illustrations, appendices, and the like—to establish the quality and authority of ... More


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