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The English Newspaper, 1622–1932

The English Newspaper, 1622–1932
An Account of the Physical Development of Journals Printed in London

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  • Date Published: December 2009
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521122696

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  • The text of The English Newspaper is substantially that given as a series of six lectures in the Sandars Readership in Bibliography in February 1932, a post that Stanley Morison held at Cambridge University from 1931–2. He based most of his research on original sources from, among others, the British Museum, the Bodleian and University Libraries. His aim was to stimulate interest in the bibliographical history of newspaper development, despite this form being 'essentially ephemeral', which 'yet has a place, though humble, beside the cocdex and the printed book - the most permanent of records of human thought and experience'.

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    • Date Published: December 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521122696
    • length: 362 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.87kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. The news-pamphlets, predecessors of the newspapers, 1622–1664
    2. The first newspapers, 1665–1695
    3. The thrice-weekly posts, 1695–1702
    4. The first daily newspaper and the development of the thrice-weekly evening posts, 1702–1715
    5. The weekly journals, I, 1713–1725
    6. The Weekly Journals, II, 1727–1742
    7. Daily Journals, Posts and Advertisers, 1719–1741
    8. Evening Journals, 1739–1758
    9. The mid-eighteenth-century papers, 1748–1770
    10. The mature eighteenth-century newspaper, I, 1770–1781
    11. The mature eighteenth-century newspaper, II, 1786–1789
    12. The nineteenth-century daily, 1803–1846
    13. The nineteenth century Sunday newspapers to 1861
    14. The mid-Victorian penny and halfpenny papers, 1855–1881
    15. The 'new journalism', 1883–1896
    16. The newspaper of today, 1898–1931
    Appendix: Francis Hoffman
    Indexes.

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    Stanley Morison

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