A Chronology and Calendar of Documents Relating to the London Book Trade 1641-1700: Volume Ii: 1671-1685 by Donald McKenzie

A Chronology and Calendar of Documents Relating to the London Book Trade 1641-1700: Volume Ii: 1671…

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The Chronology and Calendar of Documents relating to the London Book Trade 1641-1700 presents abstracts of documents relating to the book trade and book production between 1641 and 1700. It brings together in one sequence edited abstracts of entries referring to named books, printers, andbooksellers selected from the manuscripts of the Stationers' Company Court Books; all references to printing, publishing, bookselling, and the book trade occurring in major historical printed sources(Calendar of State Papers Domestic; the Journals of the Houses of Lords and Commons; Reports of theRoyal Commission on Historical Manuscripts) ; and entries for contemporary pamphlets. The labour records of the printing and bookselling trades probably represent the fullest account of any work force in early modern England and the printed products of the trade survive in such great numbers that they enable us to examine them for evidence not only of who made and sold them but alsoof how they were made. These volumes constitute a reference work of importance not only for literature specialists, bibliographers, and historians of book production but also for economic, social, and political historians. Not only do they bring together records from a variety of separate printedsources, thereby making explicit their interconnections, but also they make accessible some less well-known manuscript sources, notably from the Stationers' Company archives. Most importantly the Chronology and Calendar extends the earlier work of Arber, Greg, and Jackson on the earlier seventeenthcentury. As a chronological sequence the volumes meet the need for a preliminary narrative history of the trade in the later seventeenth century; and the provision of title, name, and topic indexes renders this an indispensable reference tool for research into the social, political, and economiccontexts of the book trade, its personnel, and its printed output.

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D.F. McKenzie was the leading bibliographer of his generation, and his Panizzi Lectures on 'Bibliography and the Sociology of Texts' revolutionized Anglo-American approaches to bibliography and the history of the book. He was a most stimulating and influential teacher: at the Victoria University of Wellington, where he was Professor o...
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Title:A Chronology and Calendar of Documents Relating to the London Book Trade 1641-1700: Volume Ii: 1671…Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.22 inPublished:January 2, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Volume I (also available)IntroductionBibliographical NoteEditorial ConventionsCalendar and Chronology 1641-1670Volume II (this volume)Calendar and Chronology 1671-1685Volume III (also available)Calendar and Chronology 1686-1700Name IndexTitle IndexTopic Index