Dublins Trade in Books 1550-1800: Lyell Lectures 1986-7 by M. Pollard

Dublins Trade in Books 1550-1800: Lyell Lectures 1986-7

byM. Pollard

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The Irish book trade has hitherto been viewed as a footnote to the English trade. This is the first book-length study of Irish bookselling practices, particularly those of Dublin, in their own right. The study draws on a wealth of material - daybooks, imprints, advertisements, and the booksthemselves - to build up a detailed picture of the fortunes and practices of Irish bookselling. The English book trade bore heavily on the Irish, especially in the areas of legal restraints and censorship. Interestingly, there are documented instances of book-smuggling to Britain. But the study does not concentrate solely on relations with London: it looks at the market at home, the structureand economic background to the Dublin trade, and at what books were published and for whom. In particular, it examines the significant expansion of the book trade during the eighteenth century, and surveys imports and exports for the first time.

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M. Pollard is at Trinity College Library, Dublin.
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Title:Dublins Trade in Books 1550-1800: Lyell Lectures 1986-7Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.87 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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'By examining primary records, Pollard has pieced together a tremendously impressive history ... meticulously researched volume'Sidney E. Bergr, University of California, Riverside, Libraries and Culture, Vol. 27, No. 4, Fall 1992