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Order Nr. 44064 BOWYER LEDGERS, THE PRINTING ACCOUNTS OF WILLIAM BOWYER FATHER AND SON REPRODUCED...
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BOWYER LEDGERS, THE PRINTING ACCOUNTS OF WILLIAM BOWYER FATHER AND SON REPRODUCED ON MICROFICHE WITH A CHECKLIST OF BOWYER PRINTING 1699-1777, A COMMENTARY, INDEXES AND APPENDIXES.

London and New York: The Bibliographical Society and The Bibliographical Society of America, 1991. tall 8vo. cloth. lxxv, (1), 616, (4) pages. Accompanied by 70 microfiche enclosed in a separate box. The Bowyer ledgers, kept by William Bowyer, father and son, between 1710 and 1777, offer vast new information concerning authorship, book production and book distribution in eighteenth-century London. They are among the few surviving from this period and for London, the center of the..... READ MORE

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Preface .................................................................vii
Key to Abbreviations ...................................................xiii

              (i) Library symbols: xiii
              (ii) Abbreviations used in the ledgers and checklist: xvii
              (iii) Works cited in abbreviated form: xviii

Introductory Commentary ...............................................xxiii
       I. Historical Perspective: xxiii
              (a) Early Printing-House Records and the Bowyer
                  Ledgers: xxiii
              (b) William Bowyer, Father and Son, Master Printers
                  1699-1777: xxv
              (c) A Brief Introduction to the Bowyer Ledgers: xxvii
              (d) The Range of Ledger Information: Premises,
                  Equipment, Materials, Employees, Production,
                  External Relations: xxxi
       II. The Ledgers and Related Bowyer Records: xl
              (a) The Provenance of the Ledgers: xl
              (b) Other Extant Bowyer Records: xlii
              (c) The Variety of Accounts within the Ledgers: xliv
              (d) Bowyer Records Presumed Lost: xlvi
              (e) The Bowyers' Accounting System: xlix
       III. The Editorial Apparatus: lii
              (a) The Ledger Facsimile: lii
              (b) The Chronological Checklist of Works Printed by the
                  Bowyers, 1710-1777: lii
              (c) The Lay-out of Entries in the Chronological
                  Checklist: liv
              (d) The Index of Names and Titles: lxii
              (e) The Topical Index: lxiv
              (f) Appendixes: lxv
                    Appendix 1: Works wrongly attributed to the Bowyers
                    by Nichols: lxv
                    Appendix 2: Printed works charged to the revd John
                    Lister 1711-1728: xv
                    Appendix 3: Persons named in banking accounts kept
                    1739-59: lxvi
                    Appendix 4: Works printed by William Bowyer senior
                    1699-1709: xvii
       IV. Formal Descriptions of the Bowyer Ledgers: lxviii
              Ledger A: lxviii     Ledger B: lxix     Ledger P: lxxii
              Ledger C: lxxiii    Slips: lxxv

Checklist of Bowyer Printing, 1710-1777 (with works in the press 1777,
    completed 1778-1783) ..................................................1

Appendix 1: Works Wrongly Attributed to the Bowyers by Nichols ..........407
Appendix 2: Printed Works Charged to the Reverend John Lister
    1711-1728  411
Appendix 3: Persons Named in Banking Accounts Kept 1739-1759 by
    William Bowyer junior................................................447
Appendix 4: Works printed by William Bowyer senior 1699-1709 (before
    the ledgers begin) ..................................................453

Index of Names and Titles ...............................................465
Topical Index ...........................................................603