The Joseph Johnson Letterbook

Hardcover | February 27, 2016

EditorJohn Bugg

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The Joseph Johnson Letterbook is the first scholarly edition of the correspondence of the influential publisher Joseph Johnson (1738-1809). Best known today for his work with politically progressive figures such as Mary Wollstonecraft and Joseph Priestley, over the course of his career Johnsonwas involved in the publication of thousands of works on a breathtaking range of subjects, from travel narratives to scientific writing to childrenas books. Johnson was also something of an impresario, and given his active involvement in shaping the books he published, he appears in the longuedureCOe of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British print culture as a gateway figure in the slow transition from patronage to marketplace. The Joseph Johnson Letterbook brings into print for the first time over two hundred of Johnsonas letters from archives around the world.

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The Joseph Johnson Letterbook is the first scholarly edition of the correspondence of the influential publisher Joseph Johnson (1738-1809). Best known today for his work with politically progressive figures such as Mary Wollstonecraft and Joseph Priestley, over the course of his career Johnsonwas involved in the publication of thousand...

John Bugg is author of Five Long Winters: The Trials of British Romanticism (Stanford University Press, 2014), which examines the relations between literary culture and political repression at the end of the eighteenth century. His essays and reviews have appeared in PMLA, ELH, Eighteenth-Century Studies, TLS, Romanticism, The Huntingt...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.98 inPublished:February 27, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199644241

ISBN - 13:9780199644247

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsList of LettersList of IllustrationsAbbreviationsIntroductionNote on the TextGlossary of CorrespondentsChronology: Joseph Johnson 1738-1809LETTERSAppendix 1: Other Letters From the Johnson LetterbookAppendix 2: Activity List, 1801Appendix 3: Joseph Johnson, 'A Few Facts'Appendix 4: William Austen, 'Dinner at Johnson's'Index