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The London book trade : topographies of print in the metropolis from the sixteenth century
Myers, Robin.
Publication Information:
New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll ; London : British Library, [2003]

Physical Description:
xvi, 185 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.

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Z330.6.L6 L66 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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London as a center for business and culture provided the essential focus for the development of the English book trade. In physically constricted urban spaces, printing, bookselling and all the associated activities were organized in intricate topographical patterns. How this worked on the ground provides the central theme of the volume, containing essays by specialists in a variety of fields. Several chapters explore the communities of printers and booksellers around St. Paul's Cathedral and its neighborhood in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Other topics range across the areas of London associated with the print trade, and with French emigres in the book trade, to the output of private presses in the London suburbs in the nineteenth century.

Table of Contents

Peter W. M. BlayneyGiles MandelbroteMichael HarrisSheila O'ConnellJames RavenDavid J. ShawDavid Chambers
Introductionp. vii
List of Contributorsp. xi
List of those attending the Conferencep. xiii
The Site of the Sign of the Sunp. 1
Workplaces and Living Spaces: London book trade inventories of the late seventeenth centuryp. 21
Print in Neighbourhood Commerce: the case of Carter Lanep. 45
The Print Trade in Hogarth's Londonp. 71
Location, Size, and Succession: the bookshops of Paternoster Row before 1800p. 89
French Emigres in the London Book Trade to 1850p. 127
Private Printing in London in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 145
Indexp. 177