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All the News That's Fit to Film?: Copying the Nichols Collection of Early London Newspapers

Dawson, Mark

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Working with early newspapers is notoriously difficult, not to say onerous. Aside from questions of definition - what sort of format, content, or periodicity constitutes a newspaper? - tracking the multitude of serials that poured from the presses on a weekly or daily basis in later Stuart and early Georgian London has tested bibliographers and historians alike. Publishers lost count of their issue numbers, especially when a hasty reprinting of a day's edition was needed to meet unexpected...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorDawson, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:17:36Z
dc.identifier.issn0313-6221
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/18652
dc.description.abstractWorking with early newspapers is notoriously difficult, not to say onerous. Aside from questions of definition - what sort of format, content, or periodicity constitutes a newspaper? - tracking the multitude of serials that poured from the presses on a weekly or daily basis in later Stuart and early Georgian London has tested bibliographers and historians alike. Publishers lost count of their issue numbers, especially when a hasty reprinting of a day's edition was needed to meet unexpected demand, or, occasionally, to create demand by deliberately inflating these same numbers to give an exaggerated sense of the paper's regularity cum longevity. Compounding these bibliographic headaches is the hijacking of titles. Rival publications bearing the same nomenclature appeared on the capital's streets within hours of each other. Since it was not unusual for a title to be printed at more than one press, first readers were themselves not immediately aware of any counterfeit.
dc.publisherAustralian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
dc.sourceParergon
dc.source.urihttp://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=849032523900356;res=IELHSS
dc.titleAll the News That's Fit to Film?: Copying the Nichols Collection of Early London Newspapers
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume30
dc.date.issued2013
local.identifier.absfor200503 - British and Irish Literature
local.identifier.absfor210305 - British History
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4230987xPUB5
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationDawson, Mark, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage129
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage155
dc.date.updated2016-06-14T08:59:52Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84920701000
local.identifier.thomsonID000331988100008
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