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SCIENCE AND ART The juxtaposition of the history of science with the history of the book is just beginning to be recognized as a promising approach to scholarship in both fields. Adrian Johns, in an article in the journal Publishing History, speaks of 'the simultaneous arrival over the last generation of both a new history of the book and a new history of science', and suggests

The way in which Charles I<.egan Paul and his colleagues, working as publishers, approached the scientific developments in their society provides some useful evidence of contemporary attitudes.