A Book in the Hand: Essays on the History of the Book in New Zealand

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Penny Griffith, Penelope Griffith, Peter Hughes, Alan Loney
Auckland University Press, 2000 - History - 252 pages
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As we find ourselves in a technological revolution and the computer screen takes over the printed page, the history of the book has become a subject of study throughout the world. This collection of 15 essays looks at at a wide variety of topics from the history of the printed word in New Zealand.

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Aversion to print? Māori resistance to the written word
Sir George Grey and his book collecting activities
The art and craft
Authors do publishers
Robin Hydes The godwits
Typography printers
Bob Lowry and the Pelorus Press 194553
The Byron of Burnside and the Nags Head Press
Reading past do present
Janet and John revisited Anne Else

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About the author (2000)

Alan Loney was born in Lower Hutt, New Zealand in 1940. His first book, The Bare Remembrance, was published in 1971. In 1975, he set up Hawk Press to print his own and others' poetry. From 1987 to 1991, he operated Black Light Press and worked as an editor and tutor while continuing to publish his poetry. He became the printer and co-director of the Holloway Press at the University of Auckland from 1994 to 1998. His poetry collections include Envoy, Sidetracks: Notebooks 1976 - 1991, Mondrian's Flowers, Imago Mundi, Rise, Fragmenta Nova, and Gallipoli. He won a New Zealand Book Award in 1977 for Dear Mondrian and Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Poetry for Crankhandle.

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