Library of the Written Word

The Library of the Written Word is an international peer-reviewed book series that publishes monographs, edited volumes, source materials and bibliographies on a variety of subjects, related to the history of the book, magazines and newspapers. The series consists of three subseries, each one covering a particular period:
The Manuscript World,
The Handpress World, and
The Industrial World.

The series invites studies in codicology, palaeography, typography, economic history of the trade and the technology of printing. Analytical bibliographies as well as editions of key sources can be included, and studies on the cultural and political role and impact of the written word are also welcome. Where possible, the economic aspects of the book trade should be included in studies published in this series.

The series published an average of six volumes per year over the last 5 years.
'All my books in foreign tongues’
'All my books in foreign tongues’
Involving Readers
Involving Readers
Tracts of Action
Tracts of Action
Production and Provenance
Production and Provenance
Exciting News!
Exciting News!
Reading Between the Lines
Reading Between the Lines
Early Modern Catholicism and the Printed Book
Early Modern Catholicism and the Printed Book
Printers’ Devices in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
Printers’ Devices in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
The Baltic Battle of Books
The Baltic Battle of Books
Seventeenth-Century Libraries
Seventeenth-Century Libraries
Goethe's Faust I Outlined
Goethe's Faust I Outlined
Private Libraries and their Documentation, 1665–1830
Private Libraries and their Documentation, 1665–1830
Spoils of Knowledge
Spoils of Knowledge
The Devotion of Collecting
The Devotion of Collecting
Thumb Bibles
Thumb Bibles
The Book World of Early Modern Europe
The Book World of Early Modern Europe
Reformation, Religious Culture and Print in Early Modern Europe
Reformation, Religious Culture and Print in Early Modern Europe
Printing Anglo-Saxon from Parker to Hickes and Wanley
Printing Anglo-Saxon from Parker to Hickes and Wanley
A History and Catalogue of the Lindsay Library, 1570–1792
A History and Catalogue of the Lindsay Library, 1570–1792
Middle English Manuscripts and their Legacies
Middle English Manuscripts and their Legacies
Printing and Publishing Chinese Religion and Philosophy in the Dutch Republic, 1595–1700
Printing and Publishing Chinese Religion and Philosophy in the Dutch Republic, 1595–1700
Printing Spinoza
Printing Spinoza
Communities of Print
Communities of Print
Watermarks 1450–1850
Watermarks 1450–1850
The Industry of Evangelism
The Industry of Evangelism
Producing Ovid’s 'Metamorphoses' in the Early Modern Low Countries
Producing Ovid’s 'Metamorphoses' in the Early Modern Low Countries
Print Culture at the Crossroads
Print Culture at the Crossroads
News in Times of Conflict
News in Times of Conflict
The Paper Trade in Early Modern Europe
The Paper Trade in Early Modern Europe
Rumours of Revolt
Rumours of Revolt
The Texture of Images
The Texture of Images
Forms, Formats and the Circulation of Knowledge
Forms, Formats and the Circulation of Knowledge
Scholarly Book Collecting in Restoration Scotland
Scholarly Book Collecting in Restoration Scotland
Publishing for the Popes
Publishing for the Popes
Illuminating the Middle Ages
Illuminating the Middle Ages
News, Business and Public Information
News, Business and Public Information
The Brand of Print
The Brand of Print
Imagining the Americas in Print
Imagining the Americas in Print
Buying and Selling
Buying and Selling
Illuminating Sanctity
Illuminating Sanctity
Early Modern Media and the News in Europe
Early Modern Media and the News in Europe
Lost Books and Printing in London, 1557-1640
Lost Books and Printing in London, 1557-1640
Communal Creativity in the Making of the 'Beowulf' Manuscript
Communal Creativity in the Making of the 'Beowulf' Manuscript
Johann Froben, Printer of Basel
Johann Froben, Printer of Basel
Spanish Books in the Europe of the Enlightenment (Paris and London)
Spanish Books in the Europe of the Enlightenment (Paris and London)
Trust and Proof
Trust and Proof
Incunabula in Transit
Incunabula in Transit
Before the Public Library
Before the Public Library
Broadsheets
Broadsheets
A Maturing Market
A Maturing Market
The Lindisfarne Gospels
The Lindisfarne Gospels
Storing, Archiving, Organizing
Storing, Archiving, Organizing
Denis Janot (fl. 1529-1544), Parisian Printer and Bookseller
Denis Janot (fl. 1529-1544), Parisian Printer and Bookseller
The Book World
The Book World
Charles Areskine’s Library
Charles Areskine’s Library
Lost Books
Lost Books
Marvel and Artefact
Marvel and Artefact
Art Periodical Culture in Late Imperial Russia (1898-1917)
Art Periodical Culture in Late Imperial Russia (1898-1917)
A Social History of the University Presses in Apartheid South Africa
A Social History of the University Presses in Apartheid South Africa
Eighteenth-Century Periodicals as Agents of Change
Eighteenth-Century Periodicals as Agents of Change
Printing Colour 1400-1700
Printing Colour 1400-1700
News in Early Modern Europe
News in Early Modern Europe
Texts in Transit
Texts in Transit
From Gutenberg to Luther
From Gutenberg to Luther
From Ghent to Aix
From Ghent to Aix
Jesuit Books in the Dutch Republic and its Generality Lands 1567-1773
Jesuit Books in the Dutch Republic and its Generality Lands 1567-1773
Divine Diagrams
Divine Diagrams
Publishing Policies and Family Strategies
Publishing Policies and Family Strategies
Documenting the Early Modern Book World
Documenting the Early Modern Book World
Not Dead Things
Not Dead Things
Pedlars and the Popular Press
Pedlars and the Popular Press
Images, Texts, and Marginalia in a "Vows of the Peacock" Manuscript (New York, Pierpont Morgan Library MS G24)
Images, Texts, and Marginalia in a "Vows of the Peacock" Manuscript (New York, Pierpont Morgan Library MS G24)
Print Culture and Peripheries in Early Modern Europe
Print Culture and Peripheries in Early Modern Europe
Printed Pandemonium
Printed Pandemonium
Renaissance Cultural Crossroads
Renaissance Cultural Crossroads
Shaping the Bible in the Reformation
Shaping the Bible in the Reformation
Christian Hebraism in the Reformation Era (1500-1660)
Christian Hebraism in the Reformation Era (1500-1660)
Dutch Typography in the Sixteenth Century
Dutch Typography in the Sixteenth Century
The Book Triumphant
The Book Triumphant
International Publishing in the Netherlands, 1933-1945
International Publishing in the Netherlands, 1933-1945
Reading the Scottish Enlightenment
Reading the Scottish Enlightenment
Learning and the Market Place
Learning and the Market Place
The Trans-Saharan Book Trade
The Trans-Saharan Book Trade
The Palaeotypography of the French Renaissance (2 vols.)
The Palaeotypography of the French Renaissance (2 vols.)
'You Shall Surely not Die' (2 Vols.)
'You Shall Surely not Die' (2 Vols.)
“One of the most outstanding series in the field of European book history.”
Mart van Duijn, Leiden University Libraries. In: Quaerendo, Vol. 44, No. 3 (2014).
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