Books and Their Readers in Eighteenth-Century England: New by Isabel Rivers

By Isabel Rivers

A set of 8 essays that examine the e-book alternate revolution of the 18th-century and the ways that major types of 18th-century writings have been designed and acquired via varied audiences. It units out to discover the solutions to yes the most important questions on the modern use of books. Following on from Professor Rivers' "Books and Their Readers in Eighteenth-century England", released in 1982 this new assortment includes the result of very important learn by way of famous experts within the box of e-book publishing historical past.

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A2; John Nichols, Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century, Vol. 3 (London, 1812), pp. 445-6. 31. , 29 (1974): 287-311. 32. Boswett's Life of Johnson, ed. G. B. Hill and L. F. Powell, 2nd edn, Vol. 1 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1964), p. 438. 33. Zachs, First John Murray, ch. 5. 34. See Warren MacDougall, 'Smugglers, reprinters and hot pursuers: the Irish-Scottish book trade and copyright prosecution in the late eighteenth century', in Myers and Harris (eds), Stationers' Company, pp. 151—83. 35.

51. William West, Fifty Years' Recollections of an Old Bookseller (London, 1837), p. 93. 34 J A M E S RAVEN 52. Thomas Rees and John Britton, Reminiscences of Literary London from 1779 to 1853 (London, 1896), p. 26; marginal note in Lane's will, cited in Dorothy Blakey, The Minerva Press 1790-1820 (London, 1939), p. 23; Phyllis G. Mann, 'Death of a London Bookseller', KeatsShelley Memorial Bulletin 15 (1964): 11; Nichols, Literary Anecdotes, Vol. 6, p. 438; and E. Marston, Sketches of Booksellers of Other Days (London, 1901), pp.

Alexander Donaldson retired from London in 1786, returning to Scotland to his newly bought Broughton Hall near Edinburgh. George Robinson took up a fashionable villa at Streatham, 'a snug retreat . . with diamond latticed cottage windows', and a frequent resort for THE BOOK TRADES 29 Holcroft, Godwin and other writers in his circle. 51 Several of the more notorious bookmen also prospered. The heir to the first children's bookseller, Francis Newbery, bought Heathfield Park in Sussex in 1795. In about 1789 John Cooke, the publisher of jest books, novels and crime chronicles, retired to a country estate with a 'handsome' fortune.

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