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Author Connor, Francis X
Title Literary folios and ideas of the book in Early Modern England [electronic resource] / Francis X. Connor
Imprint Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 252 p
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Series History of text technologies
Note Electronic book text
Epublication based on: 9781137438348
1. Samuel Daniel's Works and the History of the Book 2. Ben Jonson's Workes 3. John Taylor and the Commercial Folio
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This monograph makes clear how the format of the literary folio played a fundamental role in book history by encapsulating the unstable negotiation between commerce, cultural prestige, and the fundamental nature of the printed book. Literary folios such as Ben Jonson's 1616 Workes and William Shakespeare's 1623 Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies have featured prominently in book history scholarship, shedding light as they do on discussions of authorship, the development of drama, and the maturity of the literary book trade. However, literary scholars have only begun to identify the significance of the folio format, frequently associating it with a heightened cultural esteem, and sometimes simply regarding folio a necessary and practical format for containing works of great length. Both of these treatments are appropriate in some cases; however, as this monograph makes clear, the format played a more fundamental role in book history by encapsulating the unstable negotiation between commerce, cultural prestige, and the fundamental nature of the printed book
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Francis X. Connor is an Assistant Professor of English at Wichita State University, USA
Subject Book industries and trade -- History -- 16th century -- England
Book industries and trade -- History -- 17th century -- England
Books -- History -- 1450-1600 -- England
Books -- History -- 17th century -- England
Books -- Sizes -- History
Literature publishing -- History -- 16th century -- England
Literature publishing -- History -- 17th century -- England
British & Irish history -- c 1500 to c 1600 -- England. bicssc
Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700 -- c 1500 to c 1600 -- England. bicssc
Literary studies: general -- c 1500 to c 1600 -- England. bicssc
Literature. ukslc
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