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Title:
The human face of the book trade : print culture and its creators
Author:
Isaac, Peter C. G.
Publication Information:
Winchester, Hampshire : St. Paul's Bibliographies ; New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
x, 228 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781873040546

9781584560036
Format :
Book

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Summary

Book creators are at least as idiosyncratic as readers could be the unofficial motto of this 16th annual seminar held in July 1998 in Edinburgh. A baker's dozen of essays give accounts of a brilliant but unpredictable 18th-century printer, a power struggle between a devious author and the London C


Author Notes

Iain Beavan, Senior Curator in the Heritage Division, Aberdeen University, is a member of the University's Cultural History Group
Stephen Brown, Master of Champlain College, Trent University
Graeme Forbes is currently a sub-librarian at Napier University, where he has worked since 1986. He is Head of the University Library's Acquisitions, Record Management and Supply Division, including the responsibility for the Edward Clark Collection. He also teaches librarianship in the University's Department of Print Media, Publishing and Communication.
Peter Isaac, Emeritus Professor of Civil and Public Health Engineering of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Philip Henry Jones has, since 1970, been a member of the lecturing staff of the College of Librarianship Wales (now part of the University of Wales Aberystwyth
Warren McDougall, an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Edinburgh
Barry McKay, an antiquarian bookseller who specializes in bibliography and the art and history of the book, has been, for several years, engaged in research on the book trade in Cumbria
Paul Morgan has worked with antiquarian and early printed books first in the Library of the University of Birmingham and then in the Bodleian Library, Oxford
Michael Powell, Librarian of Chetham's Library
Jonathan Sanderson is currently completing his PhD in the School of English at the University of Leeds
Brenda Scragg, of the John Rylands Library, has published several catalogues of exhibitions of that Library on the theme of nineteenth-century book arts and historical children's literature
Richard Sher is Professor of History at New Jersey Institute of Technology and Aassociate Chairman of the Federated History Department at NJIT and Rutgers University, Newark
David Stoker is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Information and Library Studies, University of Wales Aberystwyth
Terry Wyke teaches social and economic history at Manchester Metropolitan University


Iain Beavan, Senior Curator in the Heritage Division, Aberdeen University, is a member of the University's Cultural History Group
Stephen Brown, Master of Champlain College, Trent University
Graeme Forbes is currently a sub-librarian at Napier University, where he has worked since 1986. He is Head of the University Library's Acquisitions, Record Management and Supply Division, including the responsibility for the Edward Clark Collection. He also teaches librarianship in the University's Department of Print Media, Publishing and Communication.
Peter Isaac, Emeritus Professor of Civil and Public Health Engineering of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Philip Henry Jones has, since 1970, been a member of the lecturing staff of the College of Librarianship Wales (now part of the University of Wales Aberystwyth
Warren McDougall, an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Edinburgh
Barry McKay, an antiquarian bookseller who specializes in bibliography and the art and history of the book, has been, for several years, engaged in research on the book trade in Cumbria
Paul Morgan has worked with antiquarian and early printed books first in the Library of the University of Birmingham and then in the Bodleian Library, Oxford
Michael Powell, Librarian of Chetham's Library
Jonathan Sanderson is currently completing his PhD in the School of English at the University of Leeds
Brenda Scragg, of the John Rylands Library, has published several catalogues of exhibitions of that Library on the theme of nineteenth-century book arts and historical children's literature
Richard Sher is Professor of History at New Jersey Institute of Technology and Aassociate Chairman of the Federated History Department at NJIT and Rutgers University, Newark
David Stoker is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Information and Library Studies, University of Wales Aberystwyth
Terry Wyke teaches social and economic history at Manchester Metropolitan University


Table of Contents

Paul MorganDavid StokerStephen W BrownRichard B SherJonathan SandersonWarren McDougallPeter IsaacPhilip Henry JonesIain BeavanBrenda J ScraggMichael Powell and Terry WykeBarry McKayGraeme S ForbesPaul MorganDavid StokerStephen W BrownRichard B SherJonathan SandersonWarren McDougallPeter IsaacPhilip Henry JonesIain BeavanBrenda J ScraggMichael Powell and Terry WykeBarry McKayGraeme S Forbes
List of Contributorsp. vii
Editorialp. ix
Henry Cotton and W H Allnutt: two Pioneer Book-Trade Historiansp. 1
The Country Book Trades 1784-85p. 13
William Smellie and the Printer's Role in the Eighteenth-Century Edinburgh Book Tradep. 29
William Buchan's Domestic Medicine: Laying Book History Openp. 45
Medical Secrets and the Book Trade: Ownership of the Copy to the College of Physicians' Pharmacopoeia (1618-50)p. 65
Charles Elliot and the London Booksellers in the Early Yearsp. 81
Charles Elliot and the English Provincial Book Tradep. 97
Scotland and the Welsh-Language Book Trade during the Second Half of the Nineteenth Centuryp. 117
'Spreading the Hell-hounds of Jealousy and Discord': the Aberdeen Shaver and its Timesp. 137
William Ford, Manchester Booksellerp. 155
At the Fall of the Hammer: Auctioning Books in Manchester 1700-1850p. 171
Niche Marketing in the Nineteenth Century: The Shepherds' Guides of the Northern Countiesp. 191
The Edward Clark Collection at Napier University Library, Edinburghp. 207
Indexp. 219
List of Contributorsp. vii
Editorialp. ix
Henry Cotton and W H Allnutt: two Pioneer Book-Trade Historiansp. 1
The Country Book Trades 1784-85p. 13
William Smellie and the Printer's Role in the Eighteenth-Century Edinburgh Book Tradep. 29
William Buchan's Domestic Medicine: Laying Book History Openp. 45
Medical Secrets and the Book Trade: Ownership of the Copy to the College of Physicians' Pharmacopoeia (1618-50)p. 65
Charles Elliot and the London Booksellers in the Early Yearsp. 81
Charles Elliot and the English Provincial Book Tradep. 97
Scotland and the Welsh-Language Book Trade during the Second Half of the Nineteenth Centuryp. 117
'Spreading the Hell-hounds of Jealousy and Discord': the Aberdeen Shaver and its Timesp. 137
William Ford, Manchester Booksellerp. 155
At the Fall of the Hammer: Auctioning Books in Manchester 1700-1850p. 171
Niche Marketing in the Nineteenth Century: The Shepherds' Guides of the Northern Countiesp. 191
The Edward Clark Collection at Napier University Library, Edinburghp. 207
Indexp. 219

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