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Published: 15 July 2008

376 Pages | 24 black-and-white halftones

ISBN: 9780199532209

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The Most Disreputable Trade

Publishing the Classics of English Poetry 1765-1810

Thomas F. Bonnell

  • A landmark study based on deep research into a fascinating and formative period in the book trade
  • Explores issues of canonicity by probing the origins of mass-market series of English poetry 'classics'.
  • Includes numerous illustrations--of manuscripts, bindings, frontispieces, title-pages, and plates--not seen before