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The Enlightenment & the book : Scottish authors & their publishers in eighteenth-century Britain, Ireland, & America

Author: Richard B Sher
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this history, Richard B. Sher breaks new ground for our understanding of the Enlightenment and the forgotten role of publishing during that period. The Enlightenment and the Hook seeks to remedy the common misperception that such classics as The Health of Nations and The Life of Samuel Johnson were made by their authors alone. To the contrary, Slier shows how the process of bookmaking during the late eighteenth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B Sher
ISBN: 0226752526 9780226752525 9780226752532 0226752534
OCLC Number: 69423162
Description: xxvi, 815 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Composing the Scottish Enlightenment --
Identity and diversity among Scottish authors --
The rewards of authorship --
Forging the London-Edinburgh publishing axis --
The heyday of Scottish Enlightenment publishing --
The achievement of William Creech --
The rise and fall of Irish reprinting --
Making Scottish books in America, 1770-1784 --
A more extensive diffusion of useful knowledge : Philadelphia, 1784-1800.
Other Titles: Scottish authors & their publishers in eighteenth-century Britain, Ireland, & America
Scottish authors and their publishers in eighteenth-century Britain, Ireland, and America
Enlightenment and the book
Responsibility: Richard B. Sher.
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