Foreign Language Printing in London, 1500-1900

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9780712311281: Foreign Language Printing in London, 1500-1900
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For centuries London has boasted a rich variety of communities from all over Europe. In this ground-breaking new volume, thirteen papers, written by British Library curators and other specialists in the history of the book, examine the long tradition of London printing in languages other then English.

Contents include: "German Printing and Bookselling in Eighteenth-Century London: evidence and interpretation" (Graham Jefcoate); "Printers, Publishers and Proletarians: some aspects of German book trades in nineteenth-century London" (Susan Reed); "Dutch Printing in London: bilingual pamphlets if 1615" (Anna E C Simoni); "Scandinavian Printing in London in the Eighteenth Century and its Social Background" (Peter Hogg); "French Language Printing in London to 1900" (David J Shaw); "A King's Last Days: true and false memoirs of Louis XVI's valet" (Morna Daniels); "Italian Printing in London 1533-1900" (Stephen Parkin); "Early Italian Printing in London" (Denis V Reidy); "UnSpanish Practices: Spanish and Portuguese Jews, Protestants and liberals 1500-1900" (Barry Taylor); "Greek Printing in England 1500-1900" (Chris Michaelides); "Russian Revolutionaries in London 1853-70: Alexander Herzen and the free Russian Press" (Kate Sealey Rahman); "Poetry and Polemics: the Polish book trade in London 1836-67" (Janet Zmroczek); "The Beginnings of Hungarian Printing in London" (Bridget Guzner). There is also a useful index of printers, publishers and booksellers.

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Barry Taylor is a curator of Hispanic Collections (1501-1850) at the British Library. His previous books include Latin and Vernacular in Renaissance Spain.

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