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Building Relationships with Boston and Philadelphia

in Steam-Powered Knowledge: William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226276519
eISBN:
9780226276540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276540.003.0019
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

When William Chambers arrived in Boston, he visited Gould & Lincoln, and the two firms were still doing business occasionally in the late 1850s. Unlike Boston and New York, Philadelphia had trade ... More


Reaching a National Market

in Steam-Powered Knowledge: William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226276519
eISBN:
9780226276540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276540.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter considers the Edinburgh publishing trade. Edinburgh was the second center of the British book trade, and launching Chambers's Journal there brought both advantages and disadvantages. ... More


Piracy and Shipwreck!

in Steam-Powered Knowledge: William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226276519
eISBN:
9780226276540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276540.003.0020
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses how Joshua Lippincott imported all of Chambers' instructive serials and many of the book publications, and his experiences of importing the Chambers's Journal. The speed with ... More


How Chinese Things Became Oriental

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

in A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199950980
eISBN:
9780199345991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

In the mid-eighteenth century, a series of literary debates over English aesthetics disrupts the intimate relationship between English identity and Chinese things established by earlier literature. ... More


Epilogue

in Steam-Powered Knowledge: William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226276519
eISBN:
9780226276540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276540.003.0021
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

William Chambers died after several months of physical frailty and failing memory. He was “the poor lad by honest industry rising to eminence,” who had risen “from poverty to opulence, and from ... More


W. & R. Chambers and the Market for Print

in Steam-Powered Knowledge: William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226276519
eISBN:
9780226276540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276540.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter assesses the activities of W. & R. Chambers in the early days of their history. William Chambers and his younger brother Robert were booksellers who used the dead time in their shops to ... More


The Dissemination of Cheap Instruction

in Steam-Powered Knowledge: William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226276519
eISBN:
9780226276540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276540.003.0017
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the Chambers' increased production, which resulted in bulk print quantities for export to the highly competitive market of the United States. William Chambers agreed with the ... More


Production and Steam Power

in Steam-Powered Knowledge: William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226276519
eISBN:
9780226276540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276540.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter considers the problem that William and Robert Chambers found themselves facing by the middle of 1832. Printing Chambers's Journal in advance helped to solve the distribution problem, but ... More


Getting to Know the American Market

in Steam-Powered Knowledge: William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226276519
eISBN:
9780226276540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276540.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter addresses the American market for book selling. The high levels of literacy and education that impressed William Chambers were not universal. Chambers was stunned that there was so much ... More


A New Spirit of Engagement

in Steam-Powered Knowledge: William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226276519
eISBN:
9780226276540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276540.003.0018
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The American book trade had a long history of engagement with British trade, but the reverse was not necessarily true. The slow progress of the negotiations between William Chambers and Gould showed ... More


Chinoiserie: An Unrequited Architectural Affair

Edward Denison

in British Modernism and Chinoiserie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748690954
eISBN:
9781474422185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690954.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Chinoiserie’s stylistic repertoire in Britain over recent centuries has encompassed a wide range of art practices, but it has remained conspicuously absent from one art form in particular: ... More


The Idea of the Chinese Garden and British Aesthetic Modernism

Elizabeth Chang

in British Modernism and Chinoiserie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748690954
eISBN:
9781474422185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690954.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter argues that a comparative lack of British interest in traditional Chinese gardens during the period 1880-1914, often interpreted as evidence of Japan’s more ready appeal, obscures the ... More


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