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American Philosophical Society
Spreading the Word: Scottish Publishers and English Literature 1750-1900: Transactions, APS (Vol. 109, Part 2)
A disproportionate number of the great publishing houses of the English-speaking world - -Blackie, Blackwood, Collins, Constable, Macmillan, Millar, Murray, Nelson, Smith and Elder, Strahan -- were founded after the Treaty of Union in 1707, by men, often of humble origin, from “north of the border” (Scotland). Many of the now classic English writers of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries were personally encouraged by the men running these companies, nearly all of whom were also committed, for cultural as well as commercial reasons, to making literature in English accessible to all. This essay offers a comprehensive, yet short overview of this remarkable Scottish contribution to English literary history. Illus.
Sporting with the Classics: The Latin Poetry of William Dillingham: Transactions, American Philosophical Society (Vol. 100, Part 1)
The Bookrunner: A History of Inter-American Relations -- Print, Politics, and Commerce in the United States and Mexico: Transactions, APS (Vol. 101, Part 1)
Franklin's Father Josiah: Life of a Colonial Boston Tallow Chandler, 1657-1745: Transactions, APS (vol. 90, part 3)
Peter Collinson and the Eighteenth-Century Natural History Exchange (Memoir 264)
Kronos, Shiva, and Asklepios: Studies in Magical Gems and Religions of the Roman Empire: Transactions, APS (Vol. 101, Part 5)
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