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Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930-1970

Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930-1970

The Getting of Bookselling Wisdom

by Jason D. Ensor
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/10/2013
  $57.19
'Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930-1970' traces the history of the printed book in Australia, particularly the production and business context that mediated Australia's literary and cultural ties to Britain for much of the twentieth century. This study focuses on the London operations of one of Australia's premier book publishers of the twentieth century: Angus & Robertson. The book argues that despite the obvious limitations of a British-dominated market, Australian publishers had room to manoeuvre in it. It questions the ways in which Angus & Robertson replicated, challenged or transformed the often highly criticised commercial practices of British publishers in order to develop an export trade for Australian books in the United Kingdom. This book is the answer to the current void in the literary market for a substantial history of Australia's largest publisher and its role in the development of Australia's export book trade.
ISBN:
9781783080588
9781783080588
Category:
Australasian & Pacific history
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-10-2013
Publisher:
Anthem Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
268
Dimensions (mm):
229x153x26mm
Weight:
0.45kg

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