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Author Salman, Jeroen, author

Title Pedlars and the popular press : itinerant distribution networks in England and the Netherlands 1600-1850 / by Jeroen Salman
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 287 pages) : illustrations
Series Library of the written word : the handpress world ; volume 21
Library of the written word, 1874-4834 ; volume 29
Library of the written word ; 29
Library of the written word. Handpress world ; 21
Contents Pedlars and the Popular Press; Copyright; Contents; Preface; List of Illustrations and Tables; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Debates; Approach; Models of Communication; Sources; Structure; 1. Reputation and Representation; In Collaboration with Karen Bowen; Confusing Terminology; Authorities and Booksellers; A Growing Danger in England; Tolerance, Repression and Economic Interests in the Netherlands; Pedlars in the World of the Imagination: Textual Representations; Dutch Literary Representa; English Textual Representations; Pedlars in the World of Imagination: The Visual Perspective
Conclusion: A Comparative Perspective on Itinerant NetworksBibliography; Archival and Manuscript Sources; Published Primary Sources; Electronic Sources and Databases; Secondary Sources; Index of Names, Places and Major Topics
English Ballad SingersDutch Images; Pedlars and Their Self-Image; The Struggle for Life; Battling a Bad Reputation; Distributor of Respectable Goods; Conclusion: Stereotypes, Motives and Change; 2. The Pedlar in the English Distribution Network; The Scale of Itinerant Distribution; Organisation and Control; Itinerant Book Trade; Number of Pedlar Licenses; Pedlars and Hawkers with Printed Wares; Itinerant Booksellers in London; Itinerant Book Trade in the Provinces: Devon and Exeter; Categorisation and Trade Practices; Occasional Pedlars; Pedlars of Books and Other Goods
Pedlars with Printed Wares ExclusivelyBallad Sellers and Singers; News Pedlars; Chapbooks, Prints, Almanacs, Children's Books and Other Printed Wares; Conclusion: Distribution Networks and Distribution Patterns in England; 3. The Pedlar in the Dutch Distribution Network; The Scale of Itinerant Distribution; Amsterdam; Leiden; Utrecht; Categorisation, Networks and Trade Practices; Occasional Pedlars; Pedlars with Books and Other Wares; Pedlars with Printed Wares Exclusively; Specialist Pedlars; Conclusion: Distribution Networks and Patterns in the Netherlands
Summary This book studies the itinerant book trade in an English and Dutch, urban context, leading to a new perspective on the role of the pedlars as an intermediary between the established booksellers and an extensive, socially diverse reading public
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Book industries and trade -- Social aspects -- England.
Book industries and trade -- Social aspects -- Netherlands.
Book industries and trade -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Book industries and trade -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Book industries and trade -- Netherlands -- History -- 17th century.
Book industries and trade -- Netherlands -- History -- 18th century.
Peddling -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Peddling -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Peddling -- Netherlands -- History -- 17th century.
Peddling -- Netherlands -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004252851 (e-book)
9789004252851 (e-book)