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Publishing house
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1. Concept

The defining characteristic of a publishing house is the production of books for stock and at the expense of the publisher, rather than individual manufacture on commission (as in monastery scriptoria or the book workshops of princely courts). The German Verleger in the sense of “printer/publisher” should not be confused with the Verleger (the “putter-out,” an agent in the Verlagssy…

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Lucius, Wulf D. von and Estermann, Monika, “Publishing house”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_029603>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210107

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