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Benjamin Collins and the Provincial Newspaper Trade in the Eighteenth Century

C. Y. Ferdinand

Abstract

This is a study of the English provincial newspaper and book trades in the eighteenth century. The book uses the first thoroughgoing study of the Salisbury Journal and its competitors to reveal how country newspapers worked within and influenced the developing information systems of a region. The detailed revelations of a community's social, economic, literary, and cultural interests extend well beyond Salisbury to the surrounding counties and to London. A hitherto hidden commercial infrastructure shows the interdependent relationship between the writers and makers of newspapers, the principal ... More

Keywords: English provincial newspaper, book trades, publishing, Salisbury Journal, commercial infrastructure, Benjamin Collins

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198206521
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206521.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. Y. Ferdinand, author
Magdalen College, Oxford