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Book Review

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The Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats,


The Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats,

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Spring 2004

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Abstract/ Summary

Times have changed. In the mid 1980s, when I wrote my biography of John Almon, a study of the reflexive effect of politics on eighteenth-century booksellers and the literature that they published, there was only a handful of books on eighteenth-century print culture, and online research in the area was practically nonexistent. The basic resources were Wing’s Short-Title Catalogue (1945– 1951), which ends at 1700, and H. R. Plomer and E. R. Dix’s Dictionary of Printers and Booksellers (1932), which covers 1726–1775. Electronic library catalogues were in their infancy; Elisabeth Eisenstein’s The Printing Press as an Agent of Change (1980), Terry Belanger’s ‘‘Directory of the London Book Trade, 1766’’ (1977),William Todd’s Directory of Printers and Others in Allied Trades, London and Vicinity, 1800–1840 (1972), and the emerging online ESTC were as good as it got.

Fast forward some fifteen years: The history of the book has become a hot topic.

Citation/Publisher Attribution

Rogers, D. D. "Matched Pairs: Gender and Intertextual Dialogue in Eighteenth-Century Fiction by Joseph F. Bartolomeo (review)." The Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats, vol. 36 no. 2, 2004, pp. 171-172. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/scb.2004.0065

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