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American Tract Society

American Tract Society  

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The American Tract Society, whose name dates from 1825 after a merger between the New York Religious Tract Society and the New England Tract Society, began publishing for children in ...
Bibliothèque bleue

Bibliothèque bleue  

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Mid-17th century term to describe a series of cheaply produced, affordable works issued (often in blue wrappers) by the Troyes printer Nicolas Oudot from 1602. Aimed at a broad readership ...
bookseller

bookseller  

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A vendor and, until around 1800, a publisher of books. The medieval trade of selling MSS developed during the early modern period into that of selling printed books. Early booksellers ...
chapman

chapman  

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An itinerant pedlar of small general wares. The chapman’s importance to the book trade is that he supplied printed items to an unsophisticated public who would rarely, if ever, visit ...
hawker

hawker  

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Vendor who goes from place to place selling cheap print, often crying it in the street. In 17th- and 18th-century England, trade publishers typically supplied mercuries, who in turn supplied hawkers. ...
Henry Howe & Co.

Henry Howe & Co.  

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 Subscription publisher and bookseller.In 1846, Connecticut-born Henry Howe moved to Cincinnati, then the western US publishing hub, to prepare the Historical Collections of Ohio. The first edition ...
Images d' Épinal

Images d' Épinal  

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Popular prints, often sold by itinerant pedlars [see Colportage]. They were, in fact, produced in many centres, but the town of Épinal in north‐eastern France came to specialize in them ...
libraries, public

libraries, public  

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The first British public libraries were established under the Museum Act, in Canterbury (1847), Warrington (1848), and Salford (1850). The 1850 Public Libraries Act, piloted by William Ewart against ...
mercury

mercury  

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Mercuries were usually itinerant vendors of pamphlets and newsbooks in the mid-17th century onwards. References to mercuries as distributors first appear in 1641. They were often female, reflecting ...
popular Song

popular Song  

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In Italy has been mainly identified with the melodic tradition even in the postwar period. Both at home and abroad, melody is seen as an authentic and typical product, the ...
Remondini family

Remondini family  

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Dynasty of printers active in Bassano until 1861. Established by Giovanni Antonio (1634–1712) and expanded by his son Giuseppe (1672–1742), it prospered by printing woodcut images, games, wallpaper, ...

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