New PDF release: Stealing Books in Eighteenth-Century London

By Richard Coulton,Matthew Mauger,Christopher Reid

This learn deals an authoritative and readable account of the hidden heritage of e-book robbery in eighteenth-century London. It exploits a wealthy fundamental resource, the compelling narratives of crime inside the digitised court cases of the previous Bailey. The authors clarify how situations of e-book robbery got here to court docket, and the way within the resulting trials the character of the publication itself grew to become a query for criminal debate. They check the explanations which led Londoners to scouse borrow books and the equipment they hired in thefts from families and booksellers. ultimately, the authors ask what the court cases tells us concerning the social possession of books, and the way the phenomenon of e-book robbery in a different way affected booklet manufacturers and shoppers. Stealing Books in Eighteenth-Century London will entice readers attracted to the hooked up histories of metropolitan existence, crime, and the e-book during this interval, and within the makes use of of electronic assets in humanities research.

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