Romantic Readers: The Evidence of Marginalia
When readers jot down notes in their books, they reveal something of themselves—what they believe, what amuses or annoys them, what they have read before. But a close examination of marginalia also discloses diverse and fascinating details about the time in which they are written. This book explores reading practices in the Romantic Age through an analysis of some 2,000 books annotated by British readers between 1790 and 1830.
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The Evidence of Marginalia H. J. Jackson. Romantic Readers the evidence of marginalia H. J. Jackson Published with assistance from the Annie Burr Lewis Fund and Yale University Press New Haven and London.
... The Sorrows of Yamba 36 9 Regulations of Fellows's Circulating Library, Salisbury, 1800 46 10 ''The Library of the Royal Institution,'' from Ackermann's Microcosm of London (1808–10) 48 11 The drawing-room of Miss Richardson Currer ...
Between 1801 and 1821 the population of Greater London expanded by over 40 per cent, while Liverpool and Manchester each grew by over 40 per cent in one decade 1821 to 1831. The reading public, it is estimated, ...
The first English patent for what is now known as lithography was taken out in 1801 but as Michael Twyman reports, ''In Paris and London it was not until the early to mid 1820s that the [lithographic] trade began to emerge.
The tax-paid stamped paper that they were obliged to use had to come from London, however, so they needed metropolitan agents as well. They therefore obtained paper through contacts in London, carried advertising for London publishers, ...
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In this follow-up to her magisterial Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books , Jackson (English, Univ. of Toronto) focuses on annotations that were made in books during the Romantic Age--that exciting ... Read full review