Going it Alone (1728–1732)
This chapter discusses how during the end of the 1720s, Curll engaged in fewer co-publishing ventures. Many of his earlier partners in the book trade had gone out of business. It explains that some of the reasons for this isolation went back to Curll's business practices and personal life. It mentions Curll's advertisement of a new translation of a book, dating from 1692, by the ever-willing Thomas Foxton, Thomas Burnet, and a widely read author who had died in 1715. It discusses how The Dunciad caused Curll's publishing output to drop to a lower tally in 1729 than in most previous years. It then mentions the Grub-street Journal, which was described as a kind of serialized Dunciad. It details Curll's efforts to crawl his way back into official favour, which started when he wrote his letter to Lord Townshend.
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