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The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IVThe Irish Book in English, 1800-1891$
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James H. Murphy

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780198187318

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.001.0001

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The Industrialization of Irish Book Production, 1790–1900

The Industrialization of Irish Book Production, 1790–1900

(p.9) 2 The Industrialization of Irish Book Production, 1790–1900
The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV

Frank Ferguson

Oxford University Press

This chapter details the progression from the pre-industrial to the industrial production of books in Ireland in the nineteenth century. Irish book production shifted from locally-based concerns to centralized industrialized manufacture in the urban centres, driven by technological innovation. Ireland’s relatively small production capacity faced strong competition from the print industries of her neighbours but this external competition could, on occasion, provide entrepreneurial companies with opportunities for advancement and new markets. Despite some spectacular successes, Irish companies remained vulnerable to economic depression and often lagged behind other nations in adopting new technologies by several years.

Keywords:   book production, book publishing, Ireland, print industry

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