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Author Rumbold, Valerie, author.

Title Swift in print : published texts in Dublin and London, 1691-1765 / Valerie Rumbold, University of Birmingham
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020


Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 314 pages) : illustrations
Contents Pt. 1. Beginnings. First impressions: Dublin and London to 1699 -- Pt. 2. London. The shock of the normal : from temple to the Tale (1693-1705) -- Material voices : the Bickerstaff effect (1705-1710) -- Politics and permanence : Miscellanies, politics, and a Proposal declined (1710-1714). Pt. 3. Dublin. The Irish patriot in print (1720-1725) -- Delegating in London, recouping in Dublin : Travels, Miscellanies, the Intelligencer and A modest proposal (1726-1729) -- The works of J.S, D.D, D.S.P.D. (1731-1735) -- Pt. 4. Into the future. Ending and going on (1736-1765)
Summary "The journal's unique selling point was its promise to answer readers' questions: focusing on what Berry identifies as 'the concerns of the middling sort' of both sexes, it was ideally pitched for popular consumption. Among other printers, Richard Baldwin (c. 1653-1698), a voluminous trade publisher and printer of popular Whig polemic, was heavily involved. The flimsy half-sheet was printed on both sides, with advertisements at the end; the questions and answers were crammed into double columns of patchily impressed small type; literal errors and mis-sorted and reversed letters were frequent; and the advertisements rarely strayed far beyond Dunton's own projects. One hallmark, typical of the lower end of the market, was last-minute switching to smaller type as space ran out, revealing a failure of the process by which, in Gaskell's words, 'the compositor - or sometimes the master or overseer - "cast off" the copy by counting words and by computation according to the sizes of type and page that had been decided on'"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 01, 2020)
Subject Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745 -- Criticism, Textual
Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745 -- First editions
Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745
Literature publishing -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century
Literature publishing -- Ireland -- Dublin -- History -- 18th century
Printing -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century
Printing -- Ireland -- Dublin -- History -- 18th century
First editions
Literature publishing
England -- London
Ireland -- Dublin
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019059901
ISBN 9781108878036