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Book Description

8vo. First edition. (This is not a POD reprint). Original dark navy cloth, gilt. Fine in fine d/w.
Dealer Notes
‘Publishers are a crucible. The best of them bring about the conditions for the creation of great literature. Jacob Tonson the elder (1656-1736) and his nephew and business partner, Jacob Tonson the younger (1682-1735), were probably the two most important booksellers of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries and were without doubt the most successful. This edition presents for the first time the literary correspondences of these pre-eminent publishers [with] Joseph Addison, Aphra Behn, William Congreve, John Dryden, John Gay, Alexander Pope, Matthew Prior, Sir Richard Steele, and Sir John Vanbrugh.’
Author Bernard, Stephen (ed.)
Date 2015
Publisher Oxford, Oxford University Press

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