The Edwardses of Halifax: The Making and Selling of Beautiful Books in London and Halifax, 1749-1826

The Edwardses of Halifax: The Making and Selling of Beautiful Books in London and Halifax, 1749-1826

by G.E. Bentley, Jr

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442645189
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 09/28/2015
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

G.E. Bentley, Jr is a professor emeritus in the Department of English at the University of Toronto and the author of more than thirty books.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Genealogy: Edwards of Halifax

Genealogy: Edwards of Northowram

PART I: WILLIAM EDWARDS, Paterfamilias

PART II: JAMES EDWARDS, the Medicean Bookseller

1. The Medicean Bookshop and James Edwards’s Shop Catalogues 1784–1800

2. Buying on the Continent and Selling at Auction 1786–1799

3. James Edwards as a Publisher 1785–1800

4. The Bookseller as Diplomat: James Edwards, Lord Grenville, and Earl Spencer in 1800

5. Last Years

PART III: RICHARD EDWARDS, Publisher of Church-and-King Pamphlets and of William Blake

PART IV: THOMAS EDWARDS, An Important Provincial Bookseller

What People are Saying About This

Dennis Read

“With characteristic thoroughness and attention to detail, G.E. Bentley, Jr has compiled an extensive history of the Edwards family business in the book trade of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England and an exhaustive catalog of books they published. The Edwardses of Halifax unquestionably stands alone as a study of the lives and works of this important bookselling and publishing dynasty.”

Wayne Ripley

The Edwardses of Halifax will be an immensely valuable resource for bibliographers, book historians, and scholars of the eighteenth century and Romantic era.”

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