For Scholarly Specialists
Scholarly specialists in printing history and history of education - those who would "read" this "book" if it came out from a university press -- can use it like any scholarly book. There are only a few hundred readers of this sort out there, and many of you will get an e-mail from me announcing its "publication." My hope is that you will use the Comment Press feature to enter into a discussion of the interpretive issues with me.
You will probably want to start with the standard Abstract or Table of Contents. You can browse a list of Major Authors treated at length. Eventually I hope to provide alphabetical indexes; in the meantime specialists can also use a general search function.
There is a double Bibliography (323KB PDF file) of primary and secondary sources, and the usual footnotes, which also contain texts in Italian or Latin that appear in translation in the narrative.