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Published: 04 February 2016

392 Pages | Numerous black-and-white halftones


ISBN: 9780198716525

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'Ungainefull Arte'

Poetry, Patronage, and Print in the Early Modern Era

Richard A. McCabe

  • Provides wide chronological coverage from Caxton to Jonson
  • Discusses patronage from the different viewpoints of the patron, poet, coterie, court, printer, and book-market
  • Pays close attention to the language, tropes, and themes of patronage and the rhetoric of paratexts
  • Considers the material qualities of the presentation copy with plentiful illustrations from manuscript and print
  • Includes an extensive bibliography