Foreign-Language Printing in London, 1500-1900

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The fourteen essays in this volume represent the first systematic attempt to document and to analyse the tradition of foreign-language printing in London during the period 1500 to 1900. The surveys and case studies use a variety of approaches to document and describe this particular aspect of London printing history, from the history of printing, of publishing, and of bookselling, to consideration of the book as a cultural artefact.
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Overview

The fourteen essays in this volume represent the first systematic attempt to document and to analyse the tradition of foreign-language printing in London during the period 1500 to 1900. The surveys and case studies use a variety of approaches to document and describe this particular aspect of London printing history, from the history of printing, of publishing, and of bookselling, to consideration of the book as a cultural artefact.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780712311281
  • Publisher: British Library, The
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.68 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
German Printing and Bookselling in Eighteenth-Century London: evidence and interpretation 1
Printers, Publishers and Proletarians: some aspects of German book trades in nineteenth-century London 37
Dutch Printing in London. I. A survey. II. The strange case of Double-Dutch double vision: bilingual pamphlets of 1615 51
Scandinavian Printing in London in the Eighteenth Century and its Social Background 71
French-Language Publishing in London to 1900 101
A King's Last Days: true and false memoirs of Louis XVI's valet 123
Italian Printing in London 1553-1900 133
Early Italian Printing in London 175
UnSpanish Practices: Spanish and Portuguese Jews, Protestants and liberals, 1500-1900 183
Greek Printing in England, 1500-1900. I. A survey. II. Stephanos Xenos, a Greek publisher in nineteenth-century London 203
Russian Revolutionaries in London, 1853-70: Alexander Herzen and the Free Russian Press 227
Poetry and Polemics: the Polish book trade in London, 1836-67 241
The Beginnings of Hungarian Printing in London 255
Statistical Survey 261
Notes on Contributors 265
Index of Printers, Publishers and Booksellers 269
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