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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 50–75.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Rachel Mann Through the figures of Jane Barker, a gentlewoman who lived from 1652 to 1732, and whose work was both circulated in manuscripts as well as print, and Robert Hooke, curator to the Royal Society, this essay shows that experimental science and manuscript culture were premised...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 216–260.
Published: 01 April 2023
... are not numbered; the log entries occupy the first thirty-three leaves, and are followed by twenty-nine leaves of draft poems, here designated leaves 34v to 62r. These are the only surviving manuscripts of Falconer's poetry. We can assume from the log entries that the date of these drafts is 1760 onward, which...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 113–133.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Joanne E. Myers This article examines the manuscript practices of Sister Cecily Joseph (Elizabeth) Cornwallis, an Englishwoman and Poor Clare sister who served as the scrivener for her Rouen convent from 1688 to 1737, when she created many beautiful and eclectic prayer books for the use of her...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 50–71.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Betty A. Schellenberg This essay covers what it meant to “own” a manuscript verse miscellany in the eighteenth century. Manuscript miscellanies offer palpable, if enigmatic, evidence that the often‐obscure individuals who made such books understood themselves to be, simultaneously, readers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 28–49.
Published: 01 January 2024
... material form in an illustrated manuscript book he produced in the first decades of the eighteenth century. As a work and an object, the Chronicles stages a series of conversations between print and manuscript. In exploring this unique case study, we expose how the mixed medium of the manuscript book could...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 236–261.
Published: 01 January 2024
... transformation can elucidate the nonlinear relationship between print and manuscript in earlier periods. badley@ucdavis.edu sydneyacoleman1@gmail.com deena_alhalabieh@ucsb.edu laceydj18@gmail.com rking@english.ucsb.edu jaucqirlafond@gmail.com jhmerritt98@gmail.com Copyright 2024...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 159–182.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Leith Davis This chapter presents a book‐history analysis of a 2,148‐page manuscript book known as “The Lyon in Mourning.” Compiled after the defeat of the Jacobites at the Battle of Culloden (1746), the work consists of pro‐Jacobite materials copied out by Episcopalian minister Robert Forbes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 183–216.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Michelle Levy This essay revisits the history of Phillis Wheatley Peters's “volume of manuscript poems &&.,” a collection of handwritten poems, which her husband, John Peters, advertised for its return in late 1784, just days after her death. Since no second volume of poems was published...
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Published: 01 January 2024
Figure 2. Index from the print/manuscript commonplace book of R. King in A New Common- Place Book, in which the Plan Recommended and Practiced by John Locke, Esq., is enlarged and improved , 3rd ed. (Cambridge: John Nicolson, 1783), Huntington, HM 79057. Courtesy of the Huntington Library, San More
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Published: 01 January 2024
Figure 3. Excerpt from the print/manuscript commonplace book of R. King in A New Common-Place Book, in which the Plan Recommended and Practiced by John Locke, Esq., is enlarged and improved (Cambridge: John Nicolson, 1783), Huntington, HM 79057. Courtesy of the Huntington Library, San Marino More
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Published: 01 January 2024
Figure 4. Excerpt from the print/manuscript commonplace book of R. King in A New Common-Place Book, in which the Plan Recommended and Practiced by John Locke, Esq., is enlarged and improved (Cambridge: John Nicolson, 1783), Huntington, HM 79057. Courtesy of the Huntington Library, San Marino More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Alexis Chema; Betty A. Schellenberg Chema@uchicago.edu schellen@sfu.ca Copyright 2024 by Duke University Press 2024 This special issue of Eighteenth-Century Life on the manuscript book is, first and foremost, a celebration of the sheer vitality, variety, and cultural...
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Published: 01 September 2022
Figure 5. Valuation of Frances Burney's Manuscripts, © John Avery Jones. Courtesy of the UK National Archives. More
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Published: 01 September 2022
Figure 6. Valuation of Charles Burney's Manuscripts, © John Avery Jones. Courtesy of the UK National Archives. More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Bénédicte Miyamoto; Faith D. Acker John Martin wrote “Several Receipts for the Use of Mankind” (1690–96) mainly by copying out printed texts at a time when he was successfully converting from plasterer to the more upwardly mobile profession of painter. In his manuscript, a near‐complete fair copy...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 134–158.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Ashley Cataldo Throughout the eighteenth century, the oblong octavo format had a specific variety of uses. Held horizontally, oblong books were almost exclusively used for printed and manuscript music, and printed music books frequently contain manuscript additions by amateur musicians, as well...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 72–91.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Figure 2. Index from the print/manuscript commonplace book of R. King in A New Common- Place Book, in which the Plan Recommended and Practiced by John Locke, Esq., is enlarged and improved , 3rd ed. (Cambridge: John Nicolson, 1783), Huntington, HM 79057. Courtesy of the Huntington Library, San...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 January 2017
... poems, focusing on poems that were misattributed to her. Lady Mary stands as an example of an author who was vigorously engaged with defending and promoting her literary reputation, sometimes manipulating the manuscript/print gap for her own ends, but sometimes falling victim to unscrupulous or ignorant...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 28–46.
Published: 01 April 2014
..., arts and sciences (1752). Ballard has a contested legacy in women’s literary history: many critics draw attention to the exemplary bias in his collection and question his rhetorical aims. However, this article presents new manuscript evidence suggesting that Ballard’s initial research for the project...
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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...