Garvey, Nathan

Published by Hordern House, Sydney, 2008
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9.5" x 6.5" hardcover. 327 pages. First edition. This book traces the genesis of the Barrington books in rich and evocative detail, offering a compelling account of publishing history in England and on the continent, and displaying the subtle machinations of the book trade in a world without copyright laws. Throughout, The Celebrated George Barrington combines the rigour of book history and bibliographical research with a fresh and engaging style. Of special interest is Garvey's authoritative bibliography of the Barrington books, with extensive notes and detailed collation details, destined to become a standard reference for librarians, scholars and booksellers. With more than eighty separate works noticed, this is the first comprehensive account of the Barrington books and the first to chart the publishing history of the works about and attributed to George Barrington, which have long remained a source of confusion for students of early Australian history. Elegantly printed in two-colours, and bound in red cloth with a full-colour dustjacket, the work includes some twenty-six illustrations, all taken from the early Barrington books. Nathan Garvey was born in Dalby, Queensland. He graduated from the University of Queensland in 2000, and was awarded a doctorate from the university of Sydney in 2007. Author of a number of articles on early Australian literature and the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century book trade, he is the C. H. Currey Memorial Fellow at the State Library of New South Wales for 2008. This is his first book. Distributed for Hordern House, Australia. Available in Australia from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # 100796

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Publisher: Hordern House, Sydney

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Oak Knoll sells, publishes and distributes books in the fields of: Bibliography, Book Collecting, Book Arts, Books about Children's Books, Book History, Bookplates, Book Trade, Forgery, Censorship, Libraries, Publishing, Bookbinding, Book Design, Book Illustration and Graphic Arts, Marbling, Color Printing, Printing and Printing History, Papermaking and Paper Specimens, Typography and Typeface Specimens, Private Press Books and Fine Printing. Oak Knoll Books (Cedar Lane Inc dba Oak Knoll Books) 310 Delaware St New Castle DE 19720 orders@oakknoll.com 302-328-7232 Robert D. Fleck Oak Knoll is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and thus affiliated with the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. These organizations stand for professionalism in the world of books so look for these logos when buying books.

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