A History of British Publishing

Author: John Feather

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134415419

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Thoroughly revised, restructured and updated, A History of British Publishing covers six centuries of publishing in Britain from before the invention of the printing press, to the electronic era of today. John Feather places Britain and her industries in an international marketplace and examines just how ‘British’, British publishing really is. Considering not only the publishing industry itself, but also the areas affecting, and affected by it, Feather traces the history of publishing books in Britain and examines: education politics technology law religion custom class finance, production and distribution the onslaught of global corporations. Specifically designed for publishing and book history courses, this is the only book to give an overall history of British publishing, and will be an invaluable resource for all students of this fascinating subject.
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A History of British Publishing

Author: John Feather

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203126806

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 10

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Thoroughly revised, restructured and updated, A History of British Publishing covers six centuries of publishing in Britain from before the invention of the printing press, to the electronic era of today. John Feather places Britain and her industries in an international marketplace and examines just how ‘British’, British publishing really is. Considering not only the publishing industry itself, but also the areas affecting, and affected by it, Feather traces the history of publishing books in Britain and examines: education politics technology law religion custom class finance, production and distribution the onslaught of global corporations. Specifically designed for publishing and book history courses, this is the only book to give an overall history of British publishing, and will be an invaluable resource for all students of this fascinating subject.
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The History of British India

A Chronology

Author: John F. Riddick

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313322808

Category: History

Page: 367

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This volume includes topical studies, biographies, and political history of British India from 1599-1947.
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Cheap Bibles

Nineteenth-Century Publishing and the British and Foreign Bible Society

Author: Leslie Howsam

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521522120

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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The story of the British and Foreign Bible Society - a publisher and Victorian social institution.
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A History of Cambridge University Press: Volume 1, Printing and the Book Trade in Cambridge, 1534-1698

Author: David McKitterick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521308014

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 524

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This is a history of Cambridge University Press, the oldest press in the world. These volumes chart the history from 1534 to 1972. 1534 saw the University being granted a charter by Henry VIII to print in Cambridge. By the 1970's the Press had become an international organisation with authors and customers worldwide.
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A History of Britain in 12 Maps

Author: Philip Parker

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9780241368268

Category: History

Page: 320

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Pre-order this fascinating analysis of a dozen maps selected from critical points in the last two thousand years of British history. With the uncertainty of Brexit looming, Britain as we know it is on the brink of defining change. With current borders being disputed and, with them, identities challenged, this book will provide a brilliant insight into how our country's borders have always been, and always will be, in a state of change. From the Celtic period when 'Britain' was just a patchwork of tribal kingdoms; to the height of the empire a century ago, when the whole of Ireland, India, Australia, much of Africa, Asia and the Americas were marked as British; through to the present-day when Britain's shape and extent is once more in question, these maps dramatically chart the political and cultural evolution of the nation. By focusing on these maps Philip Parker reveals how Britain came to be the way it is today, and how the past is a guide to where we might go from here.
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Victorian Publishing

The Economics of Book Production for a Mass Market, 1836-1916

Author: Alexis Weedon

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754635277

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

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Drawing on research into the book-production records of twelve publishers taken at ten-year intervals from 1836 to 1916, this book interprets broad trends in the growth and diversity of book publishing in Victorian Britain. Chapters explore the significance of the export trade to the colonies and the rising importance of towns outside London as centres of publishing; the influence of technological change in increasing the variety and quantity of books; and how the business practice of literary publishing developed to expand the market for British and American authors.The book takes examples from the purchase and sale of popular fiction as well as works by canonical authors such as George Eliot, Wilkie Collins, and Mark Twain. Consideration of the unique demands of the educational market complements the focus on fiction, as readers, arithmetic books, music, geography, science textbooks and Greek and Latin classics became more of a staple for publishing houses.
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The History of India

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1615302018

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 352

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Because of its natural wealth, India has long been a tempting prize for invaders, yet foreign forces such as the Mughal Empire and the British did not destroy India’s vibrant spirit. Rather, external influences often became absorbed into the mix of different peoples, languages, religions, and regional traditions, creating a lasting culture of great depth. This book recounts the history of India and much of present-day Pakistan and Bangladesh as well as the factors that have contributed to India’s epic economic successes in recent times. Memorable images texture the narrative and vividly animate the story of this unique nation.
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Publisher to the Decadents

Leonard Smithers in the Careers of Beardsley, Wilde, and Dowson

Author: James G. Nelson

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271040417

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Publisher to the Decadents chronicles the experiences of Leonard Smithers (1861–1907), a key figure in the literary culture of late Victorian England. In his day he was known primarily for publishing books of upscale pornography. He became the publisher of choice for the Decadents, including most notably Oscar Wilde and Audrey Beardsley. While a young solicitor in his native Sheffield, Smithers established a correspondence with the famed explorer and translator of exotic texts, Captain Sir Richard Burton. Burton translated The Thousand Nights and a Night (popularly known as The Arabian Nights), which was published by Smithers in 1885. Smithers collaborated with Burton in the publication of two Latin texts, the Priapeia and the Carmina of Catullus, both of erotic cast. After the death of Burton in 1890, Smithers continued a significant involvement with his work, serving as an adviser to Lady Isabel Burton. During this time Smithers formed a partnership with Harry Sidney Nichols, and together they produced a series of pornographic books under the imprint of the Erotika Biblion Society. The years between 1895 and 1900 were Smithers’s glory years when he managed to publish a number of books illustrated by Beardsley, a magazine known as the Savoy, and books of verse by Ernest Dowson and Arthur Symons that have proved to be the finest expression of the Decadent Movement. Throughout his career Smithers sought to produce attractive, well-made books that were tastefully designed and printed. This book provides expansive insight into the prizes and pitfalls of an early English publisher of the decadent Nineties.
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