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The Resource English in print from Caxton to Shakespeare to Milton, Valerie Hotchkiss & Fred C. Robinson

English in print from Caxton to Shakespeare to Milton, Valerie Hotchkiss & Fred C. Robinson

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English in print from Caxton to Shakespeare to Milton
Title
English in print from Caxton to Shakespeare to Milton
Statement of responsibility
Valerie Hotchkiss & Fred C. Robinson
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Language
eng
Summary
English in Print from Caxton to Shakespeare to Milton examines the history of early English books, exploring the concept of putting the English language into print with close study of the texts, the formats, the audiences, and the functions of English books. Lavishly illustrated with more than 130 full-color images of stunning rare books, this volume investigates a full range of issues regarding the dissemination of English language and culture through printed works, including the standardization of typography, grammar, and spelling; the appearance of popular literature; and the development of school grammars and dictionaries. Valerie Hotchkiss and Fred C. Robinson provide engaging descriptions of more than a hundred early English books drawn from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and the Elizabethan Club of Yale University. The study nearly mirrors the chronological coverage of Pollard and Redgrave's famous Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), beginning with William Caxton, England's first printer, and ending with John Milton, the English language's most eloquent defender of the freedom of the press in his Areopagitica of 1644. William Shakespeare, neither a printer nor a writer much concerned with publishing his own plays, nonetheless deserves his central place in this study because Shakespeare imprints, and Renaissance drama in general, provide a fascinating window on the world of English printing in the period between Caxton and Milton
Cataloging source
E7B
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
English in print from Caxton to Shakespeare to Milton, Valerie Hotchkiss & Fred C. Robinson
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English in print from Caxton to Shakespeare to Milton, Valerie Hotchkiss & Fred C. Robinson
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/j.ctt1xcknv
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-218) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
English imprint : early English printing -- A world of words : English grammars and dictionaries -- For the regulating of printing -- "Done into our Englyshe tong" : the place of translation in early English printing -- From the stage to the page -- Making English books
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Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 234 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252091537
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
Specific material designation
remote

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