The text of The English Newspaper is substantially that given as a series of six lectures in the Sandars Readership in Bibliography in February 1932, a post that Stanley Morison held at Cambridge University from 1931-2. He based most of his research on original sources from, among others, the British Museum, the Bodleian and University Libraries. His aim was to stimulate interest in the bibliographical history of newspaper development, despite this form being 'essentially ephemeral', which 'yet has a place, though humble, beside the cocdex and the printed book - the most permanent of records of human thought and experience'.
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Table of Contents
Preface; 1. The news-pamphlets, predecessors of the newspapers, 1622-1664; 2. The first newspapers, 1665-1695; 3. The thrice-weekly posts, 1695-1702; 4. The first daily newspaper and the development of the thrice-weekly evening posts, 1702-1715; 5. The weekly journals, I, 1713-1725; 6. The Weekly Journals, II, 1727-1742; 7. Daily Journals, Posts and Advertisers, 1719-1741; 8. Evening Journals, 1739-1758; 9. The mid-eighteenth-century papers, 1748-1770; 10. The mature eighteenth-century newspaper, I, 1770-1781; 11. The mature eighteenth-century newspaper, II, 1786-1789; 12. The nineteenth-century daily, 1803-1846; 13. The nineteenth century Sunday newspapers to 1861; 14. The mid-Victorian penny and halfpenny papers, 1855-1881; 15. The 'new journalism', 1883-1896; 16. The newspaper of today, 1898-1931; Appendix: Francis Hoffman; Indexes.