Cambridge: Cambridge Univ Press, 1995,
First Edition. large 8vo, boards in dust jacket. 260pp. Cambridge Univ Press, New. Item #27283
This study of some of the central questions in literary publishing in mid- nineteenth-century North America and Britain is addressed through examination of the unusually rich archives of one of the preeminent literary publishers of the time. Michael Winship analyzes the records and publications of Boston-based Ticknor and Fields, revealing how its books were produced, marketed and distributed, and the extent of its expenses and profits. He goes on to show how an investigation of Ticknor and Fields enriches our understanding of the literary and cultural history of North America and Britain. Introduction; 1. Publishing history and Ticknor and Fields; 2. The business records of Ticknor and Fields; 3. The publications of Ticknor and Fields; 4. Production and Ticknor and Fields: paper - composition and stereotyping - printing - illustration; 5. Production and Ticknor and Fields (cont.): binding - payments to authors - other expenses - conclusion; 6. Distribution and Ticknor and Fields; 7. The profits of Ticknor and Fields; Conclusion. Appendix A: Distribution network of Ticknor and Fields in 1856; Appendix B: Ticknor And Fields publications, 18 58-59. Illustrated with five halftones.