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Conclusion

C. Y. Ferdinand

in Benjamin Collins and the Provincial Newspaper Trade in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206521
eISBN:
9780191677199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206521.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This section concludes that this discussion of the eighteenth-century English newspaper trade, which starts from a close study of the Salisbury Journal and the Hampshire Chronicle, is intended as a ... More


The Use of the Bible and the Production of Books in the Time of Augustine

H. A. G. Houghton

in Augustine's Text of John: Patristic Citations and Latin Gospel Manuscripts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199545926
eISBN:
9780191719974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545926.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Despite the laborious process of copying by hand, a wide variety of books seems to have been available in the Church in North Africa. The collection at Hippo, supplemented by Augustine's personal ... More


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

Paula McDowell

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198183952
eISBN:
9780191674143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183952.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

The period 1678–1730 was a decisive one in Western political history and in the history of the British press. Changing conditions for political expression and an expanding book trade enabled ... More


The Most Disreputable Trade: Publishing the Classics of English Poetry 1765-1810

Thomas F. Bonnell

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532209
eISBN:
9780191700996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532209.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

A publishing phenomenon began in Glasgow in 1765. Uniform pocket editions of the English Poets printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis formed the first link in a chain of literary products that has grown ... More


The Press and the People: Cheap Print and Society in Scotland, 1500-1785

Adam Fox

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198791294
eISBN:
9780191833816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791294.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This is the first full-length study of cheap print in early modern Scotland. It traces the production and distribution of ephemeral publications from the nation’s first presses in the early sixteenth ... More


No self is an island: The validations of autobiographical truths

Kathleen Lynch

in Protestant Autobiography in the Seventeenth-Century Anglophone World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199643936
eISBN:
9780191738876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643936.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Protestant Autobiography takes it as axiomatic that autobiography is an act, not a form. The introduction reorients scholarly examinations of the social acts of first-person ... More


Drama as Institution, 1630–1760

Julie Stone Peters

in Theatre of the Book 1480–1880: Print, Text, and Performance in Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262168
eISBN:
9780191698811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262168.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter describes the regular publication of drama in conjunction with performance, the interactions of dramatists with the increasingly sophisticated book trade, and the magisterial editions ... More


Introduction

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/9780198183952.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

Part I surveys the politically dissident activities of women in the book trade, discussing women printers, publishers, ballad-singers, hawkers, and others. In this period between the decline of ... More


Bookselling before 1700

M. Pollard

in Dublin's Trade in Books 1550–1800: Lyell Lectures 1986-7

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184096
eISBN:
9780191674174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184096.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the history of bookselling in Ireland before the 17th century. The historian's difficulties are compounded by the paucity of source material, a want that is true of the whole ... More


The Dublin Book Trade and the Home Market

M. Pollard

in Dublin's Trade in Books 1550–1800: Lyell Lectures 1986-7

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184096
eISBN:
9780191674174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184096.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers the organization of the Dublin book trade in Ireland. It also discovers how its members dealt together, what books were published by them, how these books were published, and ... More


Afterword

Paul Baines and Pat Rogers

in Edmund Curll, Bookseller

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278985
eISBN:
9780191700002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278985.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses Curll's contributions to the development of the book trade in England. It notes that Curll ensured that books and authors got talked about. It details that both good and bad ... More


Libraries, Books, and Printing

I. G. Philip and Paul Morgan

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume IV Seventeenth-Century Oxford

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510146
eISBN:
9780191700958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510146.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The Bodleian Library, founded and endowed by Sir Thomas Bodley at the opening of the 17th century, was the third library of Oxford University. The first comprised manuscripts bequeathed to the ... More


Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

James Raven

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This book explores popular literature and the book trade in the second half of the 18th century. Based on intensive research into the production and sale of literature ranging from novels and ... More


Printing, Litigation, Prison

Graham Rees and Maria Wakely

in Publishing, Politics, and Culture: The King's Printers in the Reign of James I and VI

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199576319
eISBN:
9780191722233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576319.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter begins with a discussion of the continuing disputes between Barker and Norton. It then details John Bill's 1619 petition and his later fortunes. It shows that Norton lost his grip on the ... More


Resources Human and Material

Graham Rees and Maria Wakely

in Publishing, Politics, and Culture: The King's Printers in the Reign of James I and VI

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199576319
eISBN:
9780191722233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576319.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter addresses the following questions: How did they run the King's Printing House (KPH), an institution that stood at the summit of the London printing trade in the Jacobean period? How did ... More


Introduction

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of sceptical and hostile views towards new-rich tradesmen during the late 18th century. From the 1760s, treatises explaining the decline of empires ... More


Publishing Profiles

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the dearth studies on the commercial development of the late 18th-century book trade. Little is known either about literary perceptions of trade and industry ... More


Booksellers and Markets

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter discusses the changes in the book trade during the second half of the 18th century. Literature, like other fashion and leisure wares, was taken up by entrepreneurs with a sharp eye to ... More


Promotion and Defence

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter focuses on production and sale of popular literature in the second half of the 18th century. Quality was not always a primary concern in the production of commercial literature. By ... More


Publishing and Bookselling

R. A. Denniston

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VIII: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229742
eISBN:
9780191678912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229742.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines publishing and bookselling at the university during the period from 1914 to 1970. It suggests that the university's impact on the local economy through the book trade has been ... More


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