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The most disreputable trade : publishing the classics of English poetry, 1765-1810

Author: Thomas F Bonnell
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This fascinating book probes the origins of mass-market series of literary 'classics'. Highly informative about the book trade in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Bonnell's study  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Most disreputable trade
(NL-LeOCL)308377443
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas F Bonnell
ISBN: 0191559733 9780191559730 9780199532209 0199532206
OCLC Number: 759474874
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Our native classics, complete and uniform --
The Elzevirs of Glasgow : Robert and Andrew Foulis --
William Creech and John Boyle : the classics spread across Scotland --
John Bell's little trifling edition revisited --
Johnson's prefaces and Bell's connected system of biography --
The best judges of vendible poetry : William Strahan, Joseph Wenman, et al. --
Robert Anderson's comprehensive view of English poetry --
Charles Cooke's pocket library --
John Sharpe and Alexander Chalmers : a body of standard English poetry --
Splinter canons, fugitives, and empire.
Responsibility: Thomas F. Bonnell.

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