Books and Readers in the Early Church: A History of Early Christian Texts by Harry Y. Gamble soon to be presented for sale on the inspired BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1995, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white drawings;
From the cover: This fascinating and lively book provides the first comprehensive discussion of the production, circulation, and use of books in early Christianity.
It explores the extent of literacy in early Christian communities; the relation in the early church between oral tradition and written materials; the physical form of early Christian books; how books were produced, transcribed, published, duplicated, and disseminated; how Christian libraries were formed; who read the books, in what circumstances, and to what purposes.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 337 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
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