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Judging New WealthPopular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800$
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James Raven

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780198202370

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.001.0001

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Promotion and Defence

Promotion and Defence

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(p.61) 4 Promotion and Defence
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Judging New Wealth
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James Raven

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0004

This chapter focuses on production and sale of popular literature in the second half of the 18th century. Quality was not always a primary concern in the production of commercial literature. By presenting books as attractive and fashionable consumer products, many booksellers achieved a swift turnover of quickly forgotten, hurriedly produced sheets. Indeed, many of the works published in this period were associated more with their bookseller-publishers than with their authors. Very often, authorship remained unannounced.

Keywords:   book trade, book promotion, books, booksellers, popular literature

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