The book we know is not an eternal form, divinely ordained. It is a familiar technological artifact, a product of industrial production. We can distinguish it at a glance from books of the earlier 20th century, and those are readily distinguishable from their early modern ancestors. . . . The book is a product of mass production. It is composed once and for all, and one size and sequence must fit everyone. Mass production was the price we paid for mass enlightenment. For many years, the printed and bound book was the only way to discuss large ideas with a large audience. — Mark Bernstein
- Literature, Science, and Print Technology
- The Printed Book — the Invisible Machine
- ‘A Refined Division of Labour’: The Production of Cloth-Bound Books
- The complexities of book production
- Movable type and stereotyping
- How stereotypes were made
- Altering standing type
- Variation in printed text: the example of Thackeray
- Mixing multiple impressions within single copies of a book (note 27)
- Jasper Fforde on the Relation of Information Technology and Narrative
- The History of Printing: A Chronology
- Gutenberg's Printing Press
- Richard Whittaker Cope's Albion printing press at Morris's Kelmscott Press
- High-Speed Printing Press by Friedrich Gottlob Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, 1812.
- Perkins D cylinder Printing Press (c. 1840; used to print postage stamps)
- The Technologies of Nineteenth-Century Illustration: Woodblock Engraving, Steel Engraving, and Other Processes
- Monument to Gutenberg, Strasbourg, France
Printing, publishing, and society
- The Victorian Book Industry: Political, Economic, and Technological Factors in the Rise of a Mass Audience
- Pickwick Papers and the Development of Serial Fiction
- Religion and Print Culture: the Evangelical Tract
- Victorian Trade Bindings — Technology and Design
- Advertising and Distribution at Mid-century
- Hannah More's Cheap Repository Tracts Revolutionizes Publishing
- Newman and the Steam-driven Printing Press: His Opposition to Inexpensive Books
- Newman and Information Technology
Anderson, Patricia. The printed image and the transformation of popular culture 1790-1860. Oxford: Clarendon, 1991.
Erickson, Lee. The economy of literary form: English literature and the industrialization of publishing, 1800-1850. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
Kernan, Alvin. Printing technology, letters & Samuel Johnson. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987.
Patten, Robert L. Charles Dickens and his publishers. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978.
Price, Leah. How to do things with books in Victorian Britain. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012. [review].
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