Be Merry and Wise: Origins of Children's Book Publishing in England, 1650-1850

Be Merry and Wise: Origins of Children's Book Publishing in England, 1650-1850

by Brian Alderson, Felix de Marez Oyens
     
 

The child as the audience for books in the English language is the subject of this bibliographical study, which had its origins in an exhibition held at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York. From this beginning, Felix de Marez Oyens and Brian Alderson have compiled Be Merry and Wise and shown how certain creative talents, driven by a sense of purpose, or a wish to…  See more details below

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The child as the audience for books in the English language is the subject of this bibliographical study, which had its origins in an exhibition held at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York. From this beginning, Felix de Marez Oyens and Brian Alderson have compiled Be Merry and Wise and shown how certain creative talents, driven by a sense of purpose, or a wish to make some money, attempted to appeal directly to children, and how the publishing industry came to realise that this audience might prove to constitute a profitable market.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584561804
Publisher:
Oak Knoll Press
Publication date:
06/30/2006
Pages:
416

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