A Grand Tour: A Catalogue of Eighteenth-Century Print Works at Memorial University Libraries

Warner, Patrick (2016) A Grand Tour: A Catalogue of Eighteenth-Century Print Works at Memorial University Libraries. Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. ISBN 978-0-88901-473-2

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Abstract

This catalogue highlights forty-seven of the 1,180 eighteenth-century imprints held by Memorial University Libraries. Intended as a general introduction to eighteenth-century literature in its original formats, the work is aimed at students and teachers of book history and bibliography, as well as at the general reader. Consequently, the focus is broad, highlighting the emerging free press, imaginative literature—particularly the novel—travel literature, street literature, illustration, as well as works of religion, philosophy, science, and medicine. The introduction discusses each of the works presented in the catalogue and makes a case for the collection as a whole as representing a range of developments both in eighteenth-century literature and in the book trade. Catalogue entries highlight the physical artifact, offering both description and photographic evidence. Each entry contains information about the author and the content of the work, and attempts to place the work in its literary context.

Item Type: Book
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/12269
Item ID: 12269
Additional Information: Selected from the holdings of Archives & Special Collections and the Centre for Newfoundland Studies
Department(s): Memorial University Libraries
Date: 2016
Date Type: Publication
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