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The Press and the London Book Trade

Ian Gadd

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume I: Beginnings to 1780

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199557318
eISBN:
9780191772320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557318.003.0020
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Economic History

This chapter considers the relationship between the London book trade and the university printers and the university press at Oxford. It pays particular attention to the Stationers' Company, the ... More


The Printing of the 'Bear': New Light on the Second Edition of Hobbes's Leviathan

Noel Malcolm

in Aspects of Hobbes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247141
eISBN:
9780191597992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247145.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Puts forward an account of the printing and publishing history of the second edition of Leviathan-an edition that has the same date as the first (1651), is known to be a later production, but has ... More


Almanacs, Astrology, and the Stationers’ Company

Maureen Perkins

in Visions of the Future: Almanacs, Time, and Cultural Change 1775-1870

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121787
eISBN:
9780191671302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121787.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

Taken as a whole, the Stationers' Company almanacs catered for more than just the cottage-dweller. At least some of the evidence for a predominantly low social level of readership comes from the pen ... More


Women in the London Book Trade

Paula McDowell

in The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace 1678-1730

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198183952
eISBN:
9780191674143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183952.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

Chapter 1 discusses women printers, publishers, booksellers, ballad-singers, hawkers, and other material producers and distributors of printed texts. It provides an overview of their commercial ... More


‘Like a Universal Leprosie Overspread this Whole Kingdom’ City and Provinces in Gangraena

Ann Hughes

in Gangraena and the Struggle for the English Revolution

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251926
eISBN:
9780191719042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251926.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter demonstrates how Edwards’s place as a lecturer in Christ Church, in the heart of revolutionary London, enabled him to produce Gangraena. His links with London Presbyterian clergy, with ... More


The Reformation of the Press: Patent, Copyright, Piracy

Joseph Loewenstein

in The Author's Due: Printing and the Prehistory of Copyright

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226490403
eISBN:
9780226490410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226490410.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter addresses the license, patents, and registration. It reports a labor dispute within the Stationers' Company arising in the late 1570s. In order to control competitive pressures within ... More


The Elizabethan Marketplace

Richard A. McCabe

in 'Ungainefull Arte': Poetry, Patronage, and Print in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198716525
eISBN:
9780191787744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716525.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the literary implications of the incorporation of the Stationers’ Company in 1557. The central argument here is that while incorporation conferred respectability on guild ... More


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