Handpress World explores the impact of the invention of printing by moveable type from the first experiments of the incunabula age through to the end of the eighteenth century. In this crucial period of book history the new technology both transformed established markets for scholarly and religious literature and found a new public through the rise of the pamphlet and later the newspaper. The series will investigate every aspect of this cultural transformation, from the promotion in print of the great intellectual movements of the day through to the birth of the public library.
University of St Andrews (Editor-in-Chief)
Harvard University Falk Eisermann,
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz Shanti Graheli,
University of Glasgow Earle Havens,
Johns Hopkins University Ian Maclean,
All Souls College, Oxford Alicia Montoya,
Radboud University Angela Nuovo,
University of Milan Helen Smith,
University of York Mark Towsey,
University of Liverpool Malcolm Walsby,
University of Lyon - École nationale supérieure des sciences de l'information et des bibliothèques (enssib) Arthur der Weduwen,
University of St Andrews
“One of the most influential early modern book history series currently available.”
Alexander S. Wilkinson, University College Dublin. In:
SHARP News, Vol. 23, No. 4 (Autumn 2014), p. 10.
“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).