Jackson Williams K (2018) Andrew Pettegree, ed. Broadsheets: Single-Sheet Publishing in the First Age of Print. Review of: Andrew Pettegree, ed. Broadsheets: Single-Sheet Publishing in the First Age of Print. Library of the Written Word 60 / The Handpress World 45. Leiden: Brill, 2017. 562 pp. ISBN: 9789004340312. Journal of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, (13), pp. 124-126. http://www.edinburghbibliographicalsociety.org.uk/publications/journal-of-the-edinburgh-bibliographical-society-no-13-2018/
First paragraph: Broadsheets - single sheets of printed material - have always been the poor step-siblings of books in the handpress world. A combination of low survival rates, wide dispersal, and poor cataloguing has ensured that until recently the extent of broadsheet publication in early modern Europe, especially after the incunable period, was poorly understood and largely ignored. This volume is a collective effort to redress that gap in the bibliographical literature. Founded on the research of the Universal Short Title Catalogue, based at the University of St Andrews, it contains contributions by twenty-two scholars on a wide variety of subjects loosely grouped as "Surveys", "Official Print", "Politics", "Broadsheets in the Academic World", and "Broadsheets in the Marketplace".
Output Type: Book Review
Journal of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, Issue 13