French-language publishing in London to 1900 Foreign-language printing in London, 1500–1900

Shaw, David (2002) French-language publishing in London to 1900 Foreign-language printing in London, 1500–1900. In: Taylor, Barry, ed. Foreign-language printing in London, 1500–1900. The British Library, Boston Spa & London UK, pp. 101-122. ISBN 0 7123 1128 9. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Far more books were produced in French by London booksellers than in any other foreign language between 1475 and 1900. This survey looks at the ranges of subject matter produced and their target audiences. It also discusses the production of legal texts in Anglo-Norman ‘law French’ in the period up to 1700 and the phenomenon of false imprints which makes evaluation of the 18th-century output more difficult. The study starts with Caxton, looks at religious texts, language books, science, official publications and news, as well as literary texts, and ends with an account of new developments in the 19th century

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Diane Peretti
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:53
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:02
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1355 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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