This third volume of English Books and Readers, first published in 1970, carries the story of the English book trade down to the eve of the Civil War. The author gives an account of the total output of books and pamphlets in the period, irrespective of their qualities as literature.
Table of Contents
1. The inception of a book
3. The regulation of the book trade
5. Translation and translators
7. The variety of books
8. Printers, booksellers and readers