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The Resource The work of print : authorship and the English text trades, 1660-1760, Lisa Maruca

The work of print : authorship and the English text trades, 1660-1760, Lisa Maruca

Label
The work of print : authorship and the English text trades, 1660-1760
Title
The work of print
Title remainder
authorship and the English text trades, 1660-1760
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Maruca
Title variation
Authorship and the English text trades, 1660-1760
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Work of Print traces a shift in the very definition of literature, from one that encompasses the material conditions of the production and distribution of books to the more familiar emphasis on the solitary author's ownership of an abstract text. Printers' manuals, tracts on typography, legal documents, and booksellers' autobiographies reveal that in the seventeenth century, print workers conceived of their roles as central to the production of literature. Maruca's insightful readings of these documents alongside traditional works of fiction and authors' correspondence show that the claims of print-workers and booksellers were part of a struggle for ownership and control as the concept of author as proprietor of his or her intellectual property began to take hold in the mid-1700s, gradually eclipsing print workers' contributions to the process of textual creation
  • Encompassing the histories of literature, labor, technology, publishing, and gender, The Work of Print ultimately offers significant insights into the ideology of authorship and intellectual property and our understanding of textuality and print in the digital age
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Maruca, Lisa
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z325
LC item number
.M382 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Literary conjugations
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  • Book industries and trade
  • Book industries and trade
  • Authorship
  • Authorship
  • Authors and publishers
  • Authors and publishers
Label
The work of print : authorship and the English text trades, 1660-1760, Lisa Maruca
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Robert B. Heilman book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : printing production values
  • Printers' manuals and the bodies of type
  • Citizen, hero, or midwife? Re-presenting the bookseller
  • From authorized print to authoritative author : the regulated trade
  • The
  • printer as author : Samuel Richardson, intellectual property, and the feminine text
  • The
  • ghost in the machine : invisible print in a digital age
Control code
123955023
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 227 pages
Isbn
9780295987446
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007016295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)123955023
Label
The work of print : authorship and the English text trades, 1660-1760, Lisa Maruca
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Robert B. Heilman book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : printing production values
  • Printers' manuals and the bodies of type
  • Citizen, hero, or midwife? Re-presenting the bookseller
  • From authorized print to authoritative author : the regulated trade
  • The
  • printer as author : Samuel Richardson, intellectual property, and the feminine text
  • The
  • ghost in the machine : invisible print in a digital age
Control code
123955023
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 227 pages
Isbn
9780295987446
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007016295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)123955023

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