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The first John Murray and the late eighteenth-century London book trade : with a checklist of his publications

Author: William Zachs
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, ©1998.
Series: British Academy postdoctoral fellowship monograph.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume tells the vivid and fascinating story of the founder of one of London's major publishing houses. Dr Zachs draws on a uniquely rich archive to paint a new and clearer picture of the book trade during a critical period of its history.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Zachs, William.
First John Murray and the late eighteenth-century London book trade.
Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607666626
Named Person: John Murray; John Murray; John (Verleger Murray
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Zachs
ISBN: 0197261914 9780197261910
OCLC Number: 45461265
Description: xvii, 433 pages, 48 pages of plates : facsimiles, portraits ; 25 cm.
Contents: Early years --
Thirty-two Fleet Street, at the Sign of the Ship --
The eighteenth-century book trade --
Dealing with authors --
The London trade --
Trade outside London --
The Irish trade --
Family matters --
Diversity and specialisation --
A litigious and disputatious nature --
Periodical publications --
The politics of a bookseller --
Later years.
Series Title: British Academy postdoctoral fellowship monograph.
Responsibility: by William Zachs.
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In October 1768 John Murray founded the publishing house which until recently remained an independent. He had no publishing experience and began with a capital of just GBP700. On his death,  Read more...

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