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Steam-Powered Knowledge: William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860

Aileen Fyfe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226276519
eISBN:
9780226276540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276540.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In early nineteenth-century Britain, print was not novel—Gutenberg's printing press had been around for nearly four centuries—but printed matter was still a rare and relatively expensive luxury. All ... More


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