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Dublin's Trade in Books 1550–1800: Lyell Lectures 1986-7

M. Pollard


The Irish book trade has hitherto been viewed as a footnote to the English trade. This book studies Irish bookselling practices, particularly those of Dublin. The study draws on a wealth of material — daybooks, imprints, advertisements, and the books themselves — to build up a detailed picture of the fortunes and practices of Irish bookselling. The English book trade bore heavily on the Irish, especially in the areas of legal restraints and censorship. Interestingly, there are documented instances of book-smuggling to Britain. But the study does not concentrate solely on relations with London: ... More

Keywords: Ireland, England, bookselling, smuggling, censorship, daybooks, imprints, advertisements, imports, exports

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780198184096
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184096.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

M. Pollard, author
Trinity College Library, Dublin