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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 100–110.
Published: 01 September 2014
...William Noblett This article examines one aspect of crime in the London book trade. It deals with the theft of paper, blank, printed, and manuscript, from seventeen members of the trade and discusses how the thieves attempted to sell the paper to other London tradesmen, primarily cheesemongers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 57–80.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Paddy Bullard This article develops recent work by literary historians on miscellany publication, and on the printed miscellanies that were so important and popular for the early eighteenth-century book trade. It offers a history of the form, illustrated by comments made by the Duke of Buckingham...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 23–64.
Published: 01 April 2010
..., in this regard, reinvents a visual narrative that encompasses some aspects of the text, while entirely creating others.9 By contextualizing editions of  Thomson’s poem in terms of develop- ments in the eighteenth-century book trade, I shall consider the impli- cations of changes in copyright law...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 43–77.
Published: 01 April 2020
...David Duff Prospectuses, a type of printed advertisement widely used in the eighteenth-century book trade, played a vital but previously unexamined role in the French Revolution controversy, attracting subscribers to political publications and encapsulating their message. Focusing on journal...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 January 2024
... organizational features of print, including title-pages, run-on headings, catchwords, or section numbers in the margin, making for an elaborate “information recovery machine.” 6 Martin's book allowed him to internalize ideas that he read and that were relevant to his trade; his collection thus offers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 103–106.
Published: 01 April 2007
... of Documents Relating to the London Book Trade, 1641 – 1700. Volume I: 1641 – 1670 (Oxford: Oxford Univ., 2006). Pp. 643. $160. £85. ISBN 0-19-818410-7 McKenzie, D. F., and Maureen Bell, eds. A Chronology and Calendar of Documents Relating to the London Book Trade, 1641 – 1700. Volume II...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 12–16.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Scholars of eighteenth-­century print culture have tried in various ways to con- nect transformations in the book trade to the rise of modern literature and criticism; one important strategy has been to look at eighteenth-­century edi- tions of earlier English poetry. Reprints of old works have...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 109–114.
Published: 01 January 2022
... in accordance with their own caprice. The second issue for Keymer is literary technique. The pillory was a hungry beast. For writers seeking to elude its maw, there were two options. Either one could protect one's identity by deploying the cloak-and-dagger techniques familiar in the underground book trade...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 96–115.
Published: 01 January 2017
... vols. (London, 1707), 4:sig.A2r. 6.  The conger consists of Thomas Tebb, Theophilus Sanders, Edward Symon, and Francis Clay: all of them seem to be relatively new to the trade in 1716. Clay was apprenticed, according to the British Book Trade Index, in 1708, and Symon in 1711. None appears...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 116–141.
Published: 01 January 2017
... were popular enough to have lasted through six volumes each and go into reprints. However, determining the authors, editors, and booksellers involved remains one of the major problems facing book-trade historians. The Foundling Hospital for Wit, 6 Volumes (1743–49) There are two distinct...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 119–135.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., and second, because his wife’s regular habits and good business sense somewhat balanced the impulsiveness and impatience of her husband. Over the next decade this couple enjoyed mod- erate success, becoming veteran booksellers and publishers in the rough- and-tumble world of the London book trade...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 14–40.
Published: 01 January 2015
.... Among Londoners, sev- eral in the book trade—including John Wilkie, Richard Ware, John New- berry, Archibald Hamilton, Robert Horsfield, William Nicholl, William Johnston, Henry Gardner, Margaret Folingsby, Francis Newberry, and Charles Coles—subscribed, as did the printseller, Carrington Bowls...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 62–87.
Published: 01 January 2000
... and denounce (as the book’s title declares) “this execrable and fraudulent trade” [deezer verfoeijelyke en bedrieglyke Handel]. In the past, the sprawling, heterogeneous character of the book has proved a formidable impediment to readers who attempted to assess and to make sense of its dazzling variety...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 121–126.
Published: 01 January 2021
... and Oxford. These rural locations are the sites of literary activity largely ignored by scholars but significant to our under- standing of how manuscript culture and the London book trade interacted. The group of writers and thinkers in rural Wrest Park included the widely read Jemima Grey and her female...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 105–109.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Jennie Batchelor Williams Abigail . The Social Life of Books: Reading Together in the Eighteenth-Century Home ( New Haven : Yale Univ. , 2017 ). Pp. ix + 352 . 57 ills. $40 Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 R e v i e w E s s a y Eighteenth- Century Life Volume 45...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 36–59.
Published: 01 April 2012
... function in the abstract both as commodities and as texts.34 Though the trade is of the material form of the book, the discrete book does not matter as much as its ability to be exchanged or stand in for another book, or, in the case of Roxana and Moll Flanders, for other, variant, editions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 63–67.
Published: 01 April 2021
... well represented, but scholarship on Mme de Sevigné, J. M. W. Turner, Immanuel Kant, Carl Linnaeus, Scottish architectural history, and the Swiss book trade all made substantial appearances over the years. Many entries were nothing more than a citation, but others came with brief descriptions, mid...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 115–120.
Published: 01 January 2022
... of A Tale of a Tub . From 1688 to 1708 Swift was writing; publishing a few works of Sir William Temple, which familiarized him with the London book trade (38); walking long distances (Moor Park to London and back, and even Chester to London and back, after crossing the Irish Sea by packet boat), to carry...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 61–66.
Published: 01 January 2009
.... However, there is much more in this book that will be and should be read by those concerned with Scottish authors and how they produced and marketed their books and themselves, as well as by those concerned with the Scottish book trade and the ways in which enlightened thought was dispersed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 131–151.
Published: 01 April 2018
... the proprietorship of his partner, A. K. Newman. Nonetheless, its golden years spanned and its prosperity was entwined with the careers of female novelists. A Vic- torian retrospect of the Romantic trade observed that Lane’s imprint was noted for the number and variety of books, called novels...