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Dr. Johnson's Printer - The Life of William Strahan

by Cochrane, J.A

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Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, first edition, 1964. Cloth, 8vo,. xiv, 225 pp, plates. From the blurb: "William Strahan was one of the leading figures in the book trade of the eighteenth century. As King's Printer, a member of Parliament and the owner of the greatest printing house in London, he stood at the head of his craft: in addition to his long friendship and business connection with Johnson, he was the publisher of Gibbon, Adam Smith, Home and Robertson. His intimacy with Benjamin Franklin led him to extend to America his lively interest in politics as well as trade. Until now Strahan's career has for the most part been relegated to footnotes in the biographies of other men. This is the first full length survey of his life as a whole. The author, who has himself been both publisher and printer, has been able to draw upon much hitherto unpublished material in collections in this country and the United States. Strahan was an admirable letter writer, and his correspondence with authors, booksellers and printers touches on many problems still relevant today — the earnings of writers, bestsellers and flops, price-cutting and piracy, long credit and bad debts. The book is thus a portrait of the book trade at a particularly interesting stage of its development as well as the story of a remarkable career. Very Good in slightly darkened and used dustrapper.

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book dealer
Wykeham Books GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
BIBLIO-46250
Title
Dr. Johnson's Printer - The Life of William Strahan
Author
Cochrane, J.A
Format/binding
Cloth, 8vo,
Book condition
Very Good in slightly darkened and used dustrapper
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, first edition, 1964
Date Published
1964
Pages
xiv, 225 pp, plates
Keywords
william strahan dr samuel johnson 18th eighteenth printing publishing gibbon adam smith hume robertson benjamin franklin
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