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The Oxford History of Popular Print CultureVolume Six: US Popular Print Culture 1860-1920$
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Christine Bold

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199234066

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234066.001.0001

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Nineteenth-Century Reprint Libraries

Nineteenth-Century Reprint Libraries

When a Book Was Not a Book

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(p.81) Chapter 4 Nineteenth-Century Reprint Libraries
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The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture
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Lydia Cushman Schurman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234066.003.0005

This chapter examines the impact of cheap reprint libraries on the regular book trade, distribution methods and rates, international copyright, and the very concept of ‘the book’ in the nineteenth century. It first provides an overview of the content and readership of cheap reprints, also known as weeklies and series, and their growth as well as the threat they posed to publishers and booksellers. It then considers the development of international copyright and its implications for library publishing, as well as the effect of libraries on the Post Office Department. The chapter concludes with an assessment of the decline of cheap reprint books and their legacy on nineteenth-century publishing.

Keywords:   libraries, book trade, copyright, cheap reprints, weeklies, publishers, booksellers, publishing, Post Office Department, reprint books

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