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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 53–84.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Sandro Jung This paper introduces a little-known print genre that flourished in Britain from the late 1770s to the late nineteenth century. Notwithstanding the long life of the illustrated pocket diary-cum-almanac, scholars have failed to assess the range and variety of these annuals or examine...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 83–101.
Published: 01 January 2011
... prominent almanac maker of the early eigh- teenth century.1 He was also the victim of Swift’s Bickerstaff hoax. The pamphlet initiating the joke, Predictions for the Year 1708, announced itself as the work of one Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq., and on the front page declared its purpose: “to prevent People...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 109–113.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of sealing wax, and, most importantly, a well-thumbed almanac entitled Apollo Angli- canus. A magnifying glass painted on top of the almanac draws the viewer’s eye to a curious feature: the date at the top of the title page appears to have been changed from 1696 to 1676, with the bowl of the 9...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 144–147.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., to almanacs and broadsides, Lyons convincingly dem- onstrates that the sexual culture of late-colonial Philadelphia was permissive despite the predominance of Quakers in the city: “The seeds of patriarchal marriage had not taken firm root in colonial Philadelphia” (43). During the 1760s and 1770s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 88–115.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... The four French/German publications in which Codowiecki's plates appeared were: Berliner Historisch-Genealogischen Kalender ( Almanac généalogique ); Gothaische Hof Calender ( Almanac de Gotha ); Goettinger Taschen Calender ( Almanac de Gottingue ); and the Königlich Großbritannischen und...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 78–110.
Published: 01 April 2020
... included them in his diary- cum- almanac. These engraved vignettes operated within a typographically constructed space defined by the orga- nization of knowledge through tables of information listing, among others, the members of the royal family and of Parliament, the names of bank- ers both metropolitan...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2020
... in length (such as a chapbook), this restriction has been found unhelpful because it reinforces a false distinction between the bound book, which has a high bibliographical status, and supposedly lesser objects, such as almanacs, playbooks, and pamphlets.6 While scholars have defined ephemera in opposition...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 110–119.
Published: 01 April 2013
... a “precur- sor to the stage mountebanks whose shows Swift watched and whose bills, books, and almanacs he fillets in the Tub ” (251). Ormsby-­Lennon’s conclusion is forceful: “What might appear as a slip of Swift’s quill in a list of philoso- phers actually constitutes a jab at Jesus.” Swift’s initial...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 72–91.
Published: 01 January 2024
... (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2010). 1. Recently, Adam Smyth, in “Commonplace Book Culture: A List of Sixteen Traits,” in Women and Writing, ca. 1340 – ca. 1650 (Suffolk: York Medieval, 2010), 90 – 110, has claimed the term “autobiography” for such self-inscription formats as almanacs, account books...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 105–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., Literary and Dramatic: Chapbooks, Advice Books, Almanacs, Ballads, Farces, Pantomimes, Prints, and Shows,” in The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660–1780, ed. John Richetti (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2005), 61–86, especially 63–67. 22.  Peter Burke, Popular Culture in Early Modern...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 201–213.
Published: 01 April 2001
... the usual features of an almanac with some notes on fashion. While the cata- logue for the exhibition of fashion prints held at the Victoria and Albert in 1979–80 gives 1740–1840 for dates of the early ones, and while the Ladies’ Diary began to publish in 1704, the exhibitors...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 96–115.
Published: 01 January 2017
... Popularity,” in The Elizabethan Top Ten, ed. Kesson and Smith (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014), 4. 2.  See Philip Hamburger, “The Development of the Law of Seditious Libel and the Control of the Press,” Stanford Law Review 37 (1984–85): 661–765. For the ecclesiastical censorship of almanacs, see Valerie...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 92–109.
Published: 01 September 2007
... as embedded within social and professional circles as well as indebted to book- sellers for their opportunities. If Griffi n moves us away from the solitary writer, Lance Bertelsen’s “Popu- lar Entertainment and Instruction, Literary and Dramatic: Chapbooks, Advice Books, Almanacs, Ballads, Farces...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 166–187.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., gazetteers, pilot books, sailing directions, atlases, charts, maps, almanacs, and navigational treatises or guidebooks. 4 As sailors were pressed to encounter the sea firsthand and to learn how to use complicated tools to navigate it, they would be brought closer to the actual experience of the sea...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 87–112.
Published: 01 April 2004
... in broadsheets, chapbooks, and almanacs but also in weighty treatises: the radical publisher Joseph Johnson published over thirty books of such. Cashing in on the market, collections of prophecies from the six- teenth and seventeenth centuries were excerpted and republished anony- Hester Lynch Piozzi...