Enlightenment and expansion 1707-1800


    • Brown, Stephen W.
    • McDougall, Warren


Enlightenment and expansion 1707-1800

edited by Stephen W. Brown and Warren McDougall

(The Edinburgh history of the book in Scotland, v. 2)

Edinburgh University Press, c2012

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Bibliography: p. 617-649

Includes index



The first thorough study of the book trade during the age of Fergusson and Burns. The eighteenth century saw Scotland become a global leader in publishing, both through landmark challenges to the early copyright legislation and through the development of intricate overseas markets that extended across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Scots in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Dublin and Philadelphia amassed fortunes while bringing to international markets classics in medicine and economics by Scottish authors, as well as such enduring works of reference as the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Entrepreneurship and a vigorous sense of nationalism brought Scotland from financial destitution at the time of the 1707 Union to extraordinary wealth by the 1790s. Publishing was one of the country's elite new industries. Over forty leading scholars come together in this volume to examine the development of Scotland's book trade from 1707 to 1800. Printing, binding, bookselling, libraries, textbooks, distribution and international trade, copyright, piracy, literacy, music publication, women readers, children's books and cookery books are among the many aspects of print culture that they scrutinize. Key Features * Discusses copyright and piracy with new data at a time when intellectual property laws are returning to eighteenth-century precedents * Provides new understandings of Scotland's early modern readerships, including women's libraries, music literacy, and the way in which Scots found in the growth of literacy an international marketplace for intellectual property * Original scholarship and previously unpublished source material on secular Gaelic print * 16 exclusive full colour images of rare Scottish bindings from private collections, 25 additional colour plates + 60 b&w illustrations


  • Plates
  • Figures
  • Tables
  • Abbreviations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Chronology
  • Introduction, Stephen W. Brown and Warren McDougall
  • Chapter One, The Emergence of the Modern Trade
  • Copyright and Scottishness, Warren McDougall
  • Inside the Printing House, John Morris
  • William Smellie: A Printer's Life, Stephen W. Brown
  • Paper, Stephen W. Brown
  • Bindings, William Zachs
  • The Glasgow Homer, Brian Hillyard
  • Richard Cooper Sr and Book Illustration, Joe Rock
  • Atlases, Map-makers and Map Engravers, Chris Fleet
  • Maps, Chris Fleet
  • John Kay, Caricaturist, Iain Gordon Brown
  • The Spread of Printing, Anette Hagan
  • Chapter Two, Developing a Marketplace for Books
  • Edinburgh, Warren McDougall
  • Bookselling in Early Eighteenth-Century Edinburgh, Richard Ovendon
  • The Business Papers of Bell & Bradfute, William Zachs
  • Glasgow, Michael Moss
  • Aberdeen and the North-East, Iain Beavan
  • The Gaelic Book, Ronald Black
  • Scottish Publishers in London, Richard B. Sher
  • Ireland, Stephen W. Brown and Warren McDougall
  • Chapter Three, Intellectual Exchanges and Scottish Authors Abroad
  • The Scottish-Dutch Trade, Esther Mijers
  • Scottish Authors in Germany, Thomas Ahnert
  • The Market for French Books, Stephen W. Brown
  • Hume's Political Discourses in France, Gilles Robel
  • Scottish Books and the Grand Tour, Iain Gordon Brown
  • Ossian in Europe, Howard Gaskill
  • Russia, Beatrice Teissier
  • Asia, Beatrice Teissier
  • America, Warren McDougall
  • The American Founders and Scottish Books, Terrence Moore
  • Canada, Fiona A. Black
  • Chapter Four, The Popular Press and the Public Reader
  • Literacy, Alexander Murdoch
  • Natural History, Natural Philosophy, and Readers, Matthew Eddy
  • Textbooks, Terrence Moore
  • Reading in Universities, Roger Emerson
  • Institutional Libraries, Murray C. T. Simpson
  • Private Libraries, Murray C. T. Simpson
  • Subscription and Circulating Libraries, K. A. Manley
  • Newspapers and Magazines, Stephen W. Brown
  • Edinburgh v the Advertiser: A Case Study, Martin Moonie
  • Cheap Print on Scottish Streets, John Scally
  • The Pamphlet, Iain Beavan
  • Pamphlet Wars in the 1790s, Gordon Pentland
  • Agricultural Pamphlets, Heather Holmes
  • Cookery Books, Catherine Brown
  • Children's Books, Brian Alderson
  • Chapter Five, Publishing the Enlightenment
  • Reading in Scottish Enlightenment, Mark Towsey
  • The 'Age of Criticism' and the Critical Reader: George Ridpath, Mark Towsey
  • Women's Reading, Mark Towsey
  • A Woman's Library in 1729: Grisel Erskine, Murray C. T. Simpson
  • Religion, Ann Matheson
  • Hugh Blair's Sermons, Ann Matheson
  • The Novel, Peter Garside
  • Adam Smith and Scottish Books on Political Economy, Richard B. Sher
  • Medicine, Fionna Macdonald
  • Agricultural Publishing, Heather Holmes
  • Archaeology in the Earlier Eighteenth Century, Iain Gordon Brown
  • The Journalistic Life: Thomas Blacklock, David Shuttleton
  • The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Stephen W. Brown and Warren McDougall
  • Chapter Six, Scottishness and the Trade
  • Print and Scotticisms, Marina Dossena
  • The Revival of Scotland's Older Literature, Alasdair MacDonald
  • Scots Poetry before Burns, Christopher Maclachlan
  • Robert Burns, G. Ross Roy
  • Music, David Johnson
  • Gaelic Secular Printing, Ronald Black
  • Contributors
  • Bibliography
  • Index.

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