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Pen, print and communication in the eighteenth century

Pen, print and communication in the eighteenth century

Author: Caroline Archer; Malcolm Dick
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2020.
Series: Eighteenth-century worlds.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
During the eighteenth century there was a growing interest in recording, listing and documenting the world, whether for personal interest and private consumption, or general record and the greater good. Such documentation was done through both the written and printed word. Each genre had its own material conventions and spawned industries which supported these practices. This volume considers writing and printing in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Archer; Malcolm Dick
ISBN: 9781789622300 1789622301
OCLC Number: 1205591069
Notes: Ackowledgements: "comprises a selection of papers presented at the 2015 Baskerville Society Conference and others specially commissioned for the publication."
Description: xii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The growth of copperplate script : Joseph Champion and The universal penman / Nicolas Barker --
Authorship in script and print : the example of engraved handwriting manuals of the eighteenth century / Giles Bergel --
Writing and the preservation of cultural identity : the penmanship manuals of Zaharija Orfelin / Persida Lazarević Di Giacomo --
'The most beautiful hand' : John Byrom and the aesthetics of shorthand / Timothy Underhill --
An archaeology of letter writing : the correspondence of aristocratic women in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century England / Ruth Larsen --
Private pleasures and portable presses : do-it-yourself printers in the eighteenth century / Caroline Archer-Parré --
Performance and print culture : two eighteenth-century actresses and their image control / Joanna Jarvis --
Script, print and the public-private divide : Sir David Ochterlony's dying words / Callie Wilkinson --
Identity, enigma, assemblage : John Baskerville's Vocabulary, or pocket dictionary / Lynda Muggleston --
Marigolds not manufacturing : plants, print and commerce in eighteenth-century Birmingham / Elaine Mitchell --
Tourist experience and the manufacturing Town : James Bisset's Magnificent directory of Birmingham / Jenni Dixon --
Perceptions of England : the production and reception of English theatrical publications in Germany and the Netherlands during the eighteenth century / Emil Rybczak --
Print culture and distribution : circulating the Federalist papers in post-revolutionary America / Peter Pellizzari --
The serif-less letters of John Soane / Jon Melton.
Series Title: Eighteenth-century worlds.
Responsibility: edited by Caroline Archer-Parré and Malcolm Dick.


In combination the chapters in this volume consider how the processes of both writing and printing contributed to the creation of cultural identity and taste, assisted in the spread of knowledge and  Read more...


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"An intelligently constructed volume; a fine collection that is both readable and enjoyable."Professor Aileen Douglas, School of English, Trinity College Dublin 'The general editors of the series... Read more...

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