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The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain

Volume 5. 1695–1830

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Michael F. Suarez, S.J., Michael Twyman, James Raven, Mark Rose, Dustin Griffin, Isobel Grundy, James Mosley, John Bidwell, Keith Maslen, Tim Clayton, Nicolas Barker, Nicholas Pickwoad, Michael L. Turner, Maureen Bell, John Hinks, Iain Beavan, Warren McDougall, Charles Benson, James J. Caudle, Asa Briggs, Michael Harris, C. Y. Ferdinand, John McCusker, James Tierney, Brian Maidment, P. G. Hoftijzer, O. S. Lankhorst, Marcus Wood, John Topham, Alice Walters, John Vladimir Price, Shef Rogers, Wilfrid Prest, Robin Myers, Graham Shaw, B. J. McMullin, Bernhard Fabian, Marie-Luis Spieckermann, James N. Green, Scott Mandelbrote, Isabel Rivers, Antonia Forster, Kathryn Sutherland, Marcus Walsh, Tom Bonnell, Richard Landon, Yolande Hodson, Andrea Immel, David Hunter
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  • Date Published: December 2009
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521810173

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  • This volume covers the history of printing and publishing from the lapse of government licensing of printed works in 1695 to the development of publishing as a specialist commercial undertaking and the industrialization of book production around 1830. During this period, literacy rose and the world of print became an integral part of everyday life, a phenomenon that had profound effects on politics and commerce, on literature and cultural identity, on education and the dissemination of practical knowledge. Written by a distinguished international team of experts, this study examines print culture from all angles: readers and authors, publishers and booksellers; books, newspapers and periodicals; social places and networks for reading; new genres (children’s books, the novel); the growth of specialist markets; and British book exports, especially to the colonies. Interdisciplinary in its perspective, this book will be an important scholarly resource for many years to come.

    • A comprehensive overview and analysis of eighteenth-century publishing, printing and bookselling
    • Features contributions by the best-known scholars in the field
    • Includes many illustrations, a comprehensive bibliography and index
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    "The most ambitious and arguably the most successful volume to date."
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    • Date Published: December 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521810173
    • length: 1094 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 62 mm
    • weight: 1.7kg
    • contains: 73 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Michael F. Suarez, S.J.
    Part I. Quantity and Nature of Printed Matter:
    1. Toward a bibliometric analysis of the surviving record, 1701–1800 Michael F. Suarez, S.J.
    2. Printed ephemera Michael Twyman
    Part II. Economic, Legal and Cultural Context:
    3. The book as a commodity James Raven
    4. Copyright, authors and censorship Mark Rose
    5. The rise of the professional author? Dustin Griffin
    6. Women and print: readers, writers, and the market Isobel Grundy
    Part III. The Technologies and Aesthetics of Book Production:
    7. The technologies of printing James Mosley
    8. The industrialisation of the paper trade John Bidwell
    9. A year's work in the London printing house of the Bowyers Keith Maslen
    10. Book illustration and the world of prints Tim Clayton
    11. The morphology of the page Nicolas Barker
    12. Bookbinding in the eighteenth century (1695–1830) Nicholas Pickwoad
    Part IV. The Book Trade and its Markets: A. London and the 'Country':
    13. London and the central sites of the English book trade 1695–1830 James Raven
    14. Personnel within the London book trades: evidence from the Stationers' Company Michael L. Turner
    15. The English provincial book trade: evidence from the British Book Trade Index Maureen Bell and John Hinks
    16. The Scottish book trade Iain Beavan and Warren McDougall
    17. Printing in Ireland Charles Benson
    B. Two Case Studies:
    18. The craft, the craftsman, and the crafty man: Richard Francklin (active 1718–65) James J. Caudle
    19. The Longmans Asa Briggs
    C. Serial Publication and the Trade:
    20. London newspapers 1695–1830 Michael Harris
    21. Newspapers and the sale of books in the provinces C. Y. Ferdinand
    22. British commercial and financial journalism before 1800 John McCusker
    23. Distribution – the case of William Tayler Michael L. Turner
    24. Periodicals and the trade 1694–1780 James Tierney
    25. Periodicals and the trade 1780–1830 Brian Maidment
    D. The International Market:
    26. Continental imports to Britain 1695–1740 P. G. Hoftijzer and O. S. Lankhorst
    27. The English book on the Continent Bernhard Fabian and Marie-Luis Spieckermann
    28. The British book in North America 1695–1840 James N. Green
    29. The British book in India 1695–1830 Graham Shaw
    Part V. Books and their Readers: A. Religious Books:
    30. Religious publishing Isabel Rivers
    31. The Bible trade B. J. McMullin
    32. The publishing and distribution of religious books by voluntary associations: from the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge to the British and Foreign Bible Society Scott Mandelbrote
    B. Literature and the Culture of Letters:
    33. Book reviewing Antonia Forster
    34. English literature 1695–1773 Michael F. Suarez, S. J.
    35. British literature 1773–1830 Kathryn Sutherland
    36. Scholarly editing: patristics, classical literature and Shakespeare Marcus Walsh
    37. The reprint trade Tom Bonnell
    C. Specialist Books and Markets:
    38. Collecting and the antiquarian book trade Richard Landon
    39. The Stationers' Company and the almanack trade Robin Myers
    40. Children's books and school books Andrea Immel
    41. Music David Hunter
    42. Maps and atlases in Britain 1690–1830 Yolande Hodson
    43. Enlarging the prospects of happiness: travel reading and travel writing 1695–1830 Shef Rogers
    44. Law books Wilfrid Prest
    45. Philosophical books 1695–1830 John Vladimir Price
    46. Scientific and medical books to 1780 Alice Walters
    47. Scientific and medical books 1800–30 John Topham
    48. Radical publishing Marcus Wood
    49. Mining the archive: a guide to present and future book-historical research resources Michael F. Suarez, S.J.
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Editors

    Michael F. Suarez, SJ, University of Virginia

    Michael L. Turner, Bodleian Library, Oxford

    Contributors

    Michael F. Suarez, S.J., Michael Twyman, James Raven, Mark Rose, Dustin Griffin, Isobel Grundy, James Mosley, John Bidwell, Keith Maslen, Tim Clayton, Nicolas Barker, Nicholas Pickwoad, Michael L. Turner, Maureen Bell, John Hinks, Iain Beavan, Warren McDougall, Charles Benson, James J. Caudle, Asa Briggs, Michael Harris, C. Y. Ferdinand, John McCusker, James Tierney, Brian Maidment, P. G. Hoftijzer, O. S. Lankhorst, Marcus Wood, John Topham, Alice Walters, John Vladimir Price, Shef Rogers, Wilfrid Prest, Robin Myers, Graham Shaw, B. J. McMullin, Bernhard Fabian, Marie-Luis Spieckermann, James N. Green, Scott Mandelbrote, Isabel Rivers, Antonia Forster, Kathryn Sutherland, Marcus Walsh, Tom Bonnell, Richard Landon, Yolande Hodson, Andrea Immel, David Hunter

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