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A dictionary of members of the Dublin book trade 1550-1800 : based on the records of the Guild of St Luke the Evangelist, Dublin /
M. Pollard.
imprint
London : Bibliographical Society, 2000.
description
xlviii, 675 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0948170115
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London : Bibliographical Society, 2000.
isbn
0948170115
catalogue key
4087697
 
Gift to Victoria University Library (Blake no. 1323). Bentley, G.E., Jr. 2005/10/01.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 651-675).
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A more exacting review of the Irish book industry ... a superb assessment ... this formidable work deservedly requires scrupulous use, in conjunction with other recent reassessments of Irish printing and bookselling.
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Long Description
This dictionary attempts in nearly 2,200 entries to cover all workers in the various branches of the Dublin book trade until the Act of Union in 1800. All grades of workers from apprentice to master, and papermakers, engravers, hawkers and other peripheral traders are considered, as well as the all-important printers and booksellers. Entries naturally vary from one or two lines to one or two pages in length. The aim is to illustrate the working life of each subject by reference to contemporary sources such as records of the stationer's Guild, state papers, imprints, newspaper advertisements, customers' accounts, etc, with documentation for each statement made. Entries will thus give practical clues to dating undated books, as well as provide a basis for further research into individual traders' work and the Dublin trade as a whole. Some account of the history and organization of the Dublin Guild of St Luke (cutlers, painter-stainers, and stationers) appears as introduction.
Main Description
This dictionary attempts in nearly 2,200 entries to cover all workers in the various branches of the Dublin book trade until the Act of Union in 1800. All grades of workers from apprentice to master, and papermakers, engravers, hawkers and other peripheral traders are considered, as well as the all-important printers and booksellers.
Main Description
This dictionary attempts in nearly 2,200 entries to cover all workers in the various branches of the Dublin book trade until the Act of Union in 1800. All grades of workers from apprentice to master, and papermakers, engravers, hawkers and other peripheral traders are considered, as well asthe all-important printers and booksellers. Entries naturally vary from one or two lines to one or two pages in length. The aim is to illustrate the working life of each subject by reference to contemporary sources such as records of the stationer's Guild, state papers, imprints, newspaper advertisements, customers' accounts, etc, with documentation for each statement made. Entries will thus give practical clues todating undated books, as well as provide a basis for further research into individual traders' work and the Dublin trade as a whole. Some account of the history and organization of the Dublin Guild of St Luke (cutlers, painter-stainers, and stationers) appears as introduction.

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