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From compositors to collectors : essays on book-trade history / edited by John Hinks & Matthew Day.
First edition.
New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press ; 2012.
London : The British Library, 2012.
Physical Description:
xviii, 382 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Reference Library
Z325 .F76 2012 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
"A collection of nineteen essays that trace texts from their creation and printing through to their publication, dissemination, and collection. Examines continuities and changes in the book trade and is illustrated in black and white. The eleventh volume of the Print Networks series"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Terms:
Authors and publishers -- History.
Book collecting -- History.
Book collectors -- History.
Book industries and trade -- Great Britain -- History.
Book industries and trade -- History.
Books and reading -- History.
Libraries -- History.
Printing -- History.
Hinks, John, 1946- editor of compilation.
Day, Matthew, 1968- editor of compilation.

  • The publication of The Mayor of Quinborough (1661) and the printer's identity / Mariko Nagase
  • Generally very tedious, often trifling : promoting eighteenth-century travel collections / Matthew Day
  • Labor ipse voluptas : John Nichols's Swiftiana / Daniel Cook
  • Pirates, editors, and readers : how distribution rewrote William Smellie's Philosophy of natural history / Stephen W. Brown
  • Thomas Ruddiman : librarian, publisher, printer and collector / Brian Hillyard
  • The poet and his publishers : shaping Tennyson's public image / Jim Cheshire
  • Text in context : the law and the lady and the graphic / Catherine Delafield
  • Boz versus Dickens : paratext, pseudonyms and serialization in the Victorian literary marketplace / Rob Allen
  • The operation of literary institutions in the construction of national literary aesthetics in Fadia Faqir's My name is Salma (2007) / Rachel Bower
  • La conquest du sang real : Edward, Second Viscount Conway's quest for books / Daniel Starza Smith
  • Who was Dr James Fraser of Chelsea? / Iain Beavan
  • Titus Wheatcroft : an eighteenth-century reader and his manuscripts / Maureen Bell
  • Singing by the book : eighteenth-century Scottish songbooks, freemasonry, and Burns / Stephen W. Brown
  • The sale of James West's library in 1773 / William Noblett
  • The Linen Hall Library : provincial-metropolitan connections in the late eighteenth century / S.C. Arndt
  • Was Sir Walter Scott a bibliomaniac? / Lindsay Levy
  • Several tons of books : the creation, travels and rediscovery of Thomas Cassidy's recusant library / Joseph Marshall
  • Love, blood, and teddy bears : twopenny libraries, parliament, and the law of retail trade in the 1930s / K.A. Manley
  • My own small private library : USA Armed Services editions and the culture of collecting / Helen Smith.