The Enlightenment and the Book: Scottish Authors and Their Publishers in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and America

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Contents
List of Illustrationsix
Abbreviationsxiii
Prefacexv
Author's Notexxiii
Introduction1
Toward a Book History of the Scottish Enlightenment1
Designs and Disclaimers25
PART I.SCOTTISH AUTHORS IN A WORLD OF BOOKS
1.Composing the Scottish Enlightenment43
Progress through Print43
Building a Database of Scottish Enlightenment Authors and Books73
2.Identity and Diversity among Scottish Authors97
The Social Contexts of Authorship97
Unity and Representation131
3.The Rewards of Authorship195
Patrons, Publishers, and Places195
Copy Money and Its Uses209
PART II.PUBLISHING THE SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT IN LONDON AND EDINBURGH
4.Forging the London-Edinburgh Publishing Axis265
The Framework of Collaborative Publishing267
The Founding Publishers and Their Firms275

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