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Memoirs of the forty-five first years of the life of James Lackington

James Lackington

Memoirs of the forty-five first years of the life of James Lackington

booksellers

by James Lackington

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Published by Hunt in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Booksellers and bookselling.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementwritten by himself, in forty-seven letters to a friend; from the latest edition.
    SeriesAutobiography -- v. 18
    The Physical Object
    Pagination347 p. :
    Number of Pages347
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15400135M

    University of Chicago Press. To be fully legal, a book had to conform to elaborate standards set by the state. His grandfather was a gentleman farmer at Langford, near Wellington. He was also a bookseller.

    It is not air, but floats a nauseous mass Of all obscene, corrupt, offensive things, Much moisture hurts: here a sordid bath, With daily rancour fraught, relaxes more The solids than simple moisture can. The influence of Chaucer's encounter with Italian literature is felt in the poems he wrote in the late 's and early s — The House of FameThe Parliament of Fowls and a version of The Knight's Tale — and finds its fullest expression in Troilus and Criseyde. The Modern Library was founded in to provide working-class people with access to classics. An icon adrift: the Modern Library in the s.

    Pindar, Ode, p. But that those waters are not inactive, I am well convinced, having seen the bad effects arising from the imprudent use of them, in many instances, as well as the happy consequences attending their being used with due caution. Google Scholar On the other hand, the eighteenth-century publisher operated on a lower rung of the trade ladder. Dozens of publishing houses sprang up all around France's borders. It is judged that ten thousand people no one can go away unimproved, except he is a very might without interruption have beheld such exercises dull fellow indeed.


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A History of British Publishing. University of Nevada Press. This practice made him enemies in the book trade and foreshadowed a debate in the next century about making books available cheap to the general public.

Lackington, James (DNB00)

A few of these are indeed much benefited, being cured of consumptions in their purses, while others become proportionably as much emaciated.

The exercise of great industry and frugality, in which virtue his wife excelled, enabled him in six months to increase his stock in value from five to twenty-five pounds. He states that " I began by marking in every book the lowest price that I would take for it; which being much lower than the common market prices, I not only retained my former customers, but soon increased their number.

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Memoirs of the First Forty

A communication is opened between the Shop and the ground floor of my Dwelling House. Hundreds of agents operated an underground system, which brought the books to readers. The case was this: I had for seven years past supposed that the parents of my first wife were dead; and on enquiring after them of Mr Cash, at Bridgewater, he confirmed the report.

This was composed for Dorcas, his second wife, who died on 27th Januaryaged University of Chicago Press. My father accepted his Offer themselves to thy election. This practice went back to the seventeenth century, when the state tried to control the printed word by subjecting it to institutions that typified the absolutism of Louis XIV: censorship; police; and a monopolistic guild.

Ideas and Commodities: The Image of the Book. Internationalizing book distribution in the early nineteenth century: the origins of Finnish bookstores. In AugustLackington arrived in London with two shillings and sixpence, and would eventually become a wealthy man. He borrowed another five pounds to purchase additional stock.

A number of times he was forced to flee Paris for London or visa versa depending on the politics of the particular location.

Memoirs of the First by Lackington

Burning Books. MIT Communications Forum. These were succeeded by apoplexy and paralysis, under the effect of which he survived longer than might have been expected, until at length his decease took place on the 22nd of Novemberin the seventieth year of his age, and his remains were interred in Budleigh church-yard.

Publishing and Bookselling. He died at Budleigh on 22 Nov. But these wise people, on duly considering the matter, were fully convinced that this would detain them from their families and business longer than was altogether convenient; and also which they supposed their medical friends never thought of that they could bathe the full number of times, and drink the prescribed quantity of the water in a week or a fortnight at farthest, and thus not only expedite the cure, but likewise enable them to return to their families and business so much earlier, as well as save the necessary expenses attending their continuing for such a length of time at the watering place.

Penn State Press.Home > Rulon-Miller Books > Memoirs of the first forty-five years of the life of James Lacki Memoirs of the first forty-five years of the life of James Lackington, the present bookseller on Chiswell-street. Memoirs of The First Forty Five Years of The Life of James Lackington Memoirs of The of Lackington, James Memoirs a Journeyman Who of Humble Shoemak the from Station Station Shoemak from the of Who of Journeyman Lackington, Humble Memoirs James a: $ Memoirs of the forty-five first years of the life of James Lackington, the present bookseller in Chiswell-street, Moorfields, London This book, Memoirs of the forty-five first years of the life of James Lackington, by James Lackington, is a replication of a book originally published before In his Memoirs of the First Forty-Five Years of the Life of James Lackington (, ), Lackington acknowledges that as a beginning booksellers he practiced censorship.

He states that his book shop "contained very little variety, as it principally consisted of divinity; for as I had not much knowledge, so I seldom ventured out of my depth.

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Memoirs of the First Forty-Five Years of the Life of James Lackington (new edition; London: Printed for the author, ), by James Lackington (multiple formats at hildebrandsguld.com) Filed under: Publishers and publishing -- Great Britain -- History.