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New Directions in Book History

The Evolution of Editorial Style in Early Modern England

Authors: Hargrave, Jocelyn

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  • Includes a critical mapping of early-modern style guides since 1608
  • Contributes to our understanding of editorial theory
  • Traces the modernization and standardization of style and identifies key influences in the print trade
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This book provides a historical study on the evolution of editorial style and its progress towards standardisation through an examination of early modern English style guides. The text considers the variety of ways authors, editors and printers directly implemented or uniquely interpreted and adapted the guidelines of these style guides as part of their inherently human editorial practice. Offering a critical mapping of early modern style guides, Jocelyn Hargrave explores when and how style guides originated, how they contributed to the evolution of editorial practice and how they impacted the overall publishing of content.


About the authors

Jocelyn Hargrave teaches writing, editing and publishing at Monash University, Australia, and the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her current research relates to colonial Australian print culture. She has worked in the educational publishing industry for twenty-two years, twenty as an editor.

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“Hargrave develops her ideas through careful and close readings of primary sources in conjunction with deep, long, and thoughtful engagement with a wide range of scholarship. Meticulously detailed, the book develops a useful rethinking of editorial work as politically and economically situated across several domains of knowledge and professions. The Evolution of Editorial Style in Early Modern England  will have wide-ranging appeal across disciplines—it will be interesting to book historians, bibliographers, scholarly editors, and literary scholars who wish to understand how a given author’s work was handled by a printer.” (Lisa Maruca, Associate Professor of English, Wayne State University, USA, and author of The Work of Print: Authorship and the English Text Trades, 1660-1760 (2007))

“Hargrave’s mapping of early-modern style guides constitutes a contribution to scholarship with lasting value, and the study overall shows ambition and rigor in responding to key questions in the field of book history and editing studies.” (Susan L. Greenberg, Senior Lecturer, University of Roehampton, UK, and author of A Poetics of Editing (Palgrave 2018))

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-18

    Hargrave, Jocelyn

  • The Beginnings of Editorial Style in Seventeenth-Century England: Joseph Moxon’s Mechanick Exercises

    Pages 19-53

    Hargrave, Jocelyn

  • The Architectural Principles of Moxon’s Mechanick Exercises: Documenting the Early Modern Living Page

    Pages 55-82

    Hargrave, Jocelyn

  • The Pinnacle of Editorial Style in Eighteenth-Century England: John Smith’s The Printer’s Grammar

    Pages 83-122

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  • Eighteenth-Century Editorial Style at Work: The Editing of The Elements of Euclid by Isaac Barrow and Robert Simson

    Pages 123-151

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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-20275-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20274-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Evolution of Editorial Style in Early Modern England
Authors
Series Title
New Directions in Book History
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20275-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20275-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20274-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 280
Number of Illustrations
42 b/w illustrations
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