About the project

The EMoBookTrade project is organized in five interrelated subprojects:

  1. Book prices in early modern Europe (1540-1630c.). A database of prices will be created from the following sources:
    • Book trade lists
    • Italian and French publishers’ and booksellers’ printed catalogues
    • A private library valued for sale by auction (1608)
    • A publisher-bookseller’s archive (Christopher Plantin)
  2. Bookshop management and book prices in the early 17th century: the stock book of Bernardino Giunti
  3. Managing a transnational book sale network in the 16th century: the Gabiano papers
  4. The book privilege system in Venice (15th and 16th century)
  5. Book prices and the grow of cultural consumption