Bound in Venice : The Serene Republic and the Dawn of the Book (Paperback) by Marzo Magno Alessandro
The Serene Republic and the Dawn of the Book. Venice in the 1500s is the mercantile and cultural capital of the world. There the first printers publishing houses and bookstores open for business and thrive finding fertile ground in the citys wealth its freedom and high level of literacy among its cosmopolitan population. Soon half of all the books published in Europe come from Venice.