The Edwardses of Halifax : The Making and Selling of Beautiful Books in London and Halifax, 1749-1826.

The Edwardses of Halifax is the definitive account of a family of Britain's leading bookbinders, publishers, and antiquarian booksellers.

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Author / Creator: Bentley, Jr, G.E.
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Language:English
Imprint: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2015.
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505 0 |a Cover -- Contents -- List of Appendices: Bibliographies -- List of Illustrations -- Note on References -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Introduction -- Locations of Leading Booksellers and Printers -- Westward March of the Book Trade -- Richard Edwards' Edition of Young's Night Thoughts (1797) with Plates Designed and Engraved by William Blake -- Genealogy: Edwards of Halifax -- Genealogy: Edwards of Northowram -- Part I: William Edwards, Paterfamilias -- Bookselling 1748-1808 -- Bookselling at Auction 1749-60 -- Publishing 1749-1808 -- Bookbinding -- Painted Transparent Vellum Bindings -- Fore-Edge Paintings -- Edwards Publications with Fore-Edge Paintings -- Other Members of the Edwards Family: William [Jr] (1753-86), John (1706-93), and John (1745-1819) of Lisbon and Northowram Hall, Yorkshire -- Style of Life 1796-1808 -- Part II: James Edwards, the Medicean Bookseller -- 1 The Medicean Bookshop and James Edwards's Shop Catalogues 1784-1800 -- John Edwards -- Catalogues 1784-1800 -- Some Notable Friends -- Joseph Johnson the Bookseller -- Henry Fuseli the Artist -- Horace Walpole the Author -- Giambattista Bodoni and James Edwards: The Best Printer in Europe and the Best Bookseller in the World -- 2 Buying on the Continent and Selling at Auction 1786-1799 -- 3 James Edwards as a Publisher 1785-1800 -- Concealed Editions -- Elegance -- Books in French, Italian, German, and Latin, and Translations -- Reprints -- Range of Subjects -- Prospectuses -- Books in Parts -- Books Published by Subscription -- James Edwards's Printers -- His Co-Publishers -- His Accomplishments as a Publisher -- Books Imported by James Edwards -- Retirement from Publishing -- 4 The Bookseller as Diplomat: James Edwards, Lord Grenville, and Earl Spencer in 1800 -- 5 Last Years -- Part III: Richard Edwards, Publisher of Church-and-King Pamphlets and of William Blake. 
505 8 |a Artist, Bookseller, and Civil Servant -- Church-and-King Publishing 1792-6 -- Richard Edwards's Co-Publishers in Chronological Order -- Printers for Richard Edwards -- Illustrated Books Published by Richard Edwards -- The Great Illustrated-Book Publisher 1796-8 -- Merigot's Rome (1796-8) -- Young's Night Thoughts (1797) -- Part IV: Thomas Edwards, an Important Provincial Bookseller -- Sale Catalogues 1812-34 -- Publishing 1788-1826 -- Style of Life -- Notes -- Index. 
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650 0 |a Edwards, William, 1721-1808--Family. 
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