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Re: [BKARTS] Chap books



In a message dated 9/23/02 1:39:44 PM, allen@PACIFICCOAST.NET writes:

<< works of popular literature sold for a few pence, often by itinerant
pedlars or "chapmen, >>

I have also read that they were made very cheaply (cheap/chap), often with no
stitching or any type of binding, though sometimes they were bound very
simply.
 They were not concerned books of quality in either construction or literary
terms, and were not regarded very highly among the educated. But they were
very inexpensive, readily available from chapman who sold them on the streets
and made reading materials available for the general public, not just the
rich and educated folks who were the only ones who could afford books of the
time.
Leslie

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