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dc.contributor.authorMcDougall, Warren
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-16T12:55:07Z
dc.date.available2006-06-16T12:55:07Z
dc.date.issued1975-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/1248
dc.description.abstractEighteenth-century Scottish bibliography is a vast subject still awaiting exploration. There are, however, some landmarks to look for and guides to employ. I am thinking particularly, in the context of my own interests, of the writings of Philip Gaskell, and a work that should open up new sources, Robert H. Carnie’s awaited dictionary of the Scottish Book trade. The national Library of Scotland is in the early stages of compliling a catalogue of its eighteenth-century Scottish books which, no matter what form it takes, will provide scholars with a major tool. The description of books has been and doubtless will continue to be a controvertial subject, but those students who have much to identify can take encouragement, I believe from David Foxon’s ‘Thoughts on the History and future of Bibliographical Description’. In this work I map some particular and general areas of Scottish publishing history by examining the partnership of Gavin Hamilton and John Balfour, and the association they formed with the printer Patrick Neill. I study the partners in their own right as booksellers, publishers and printers, but I am concerned also with the larger bibliographical background. Hamilton and Balfour were strong-willed individuals who bought the force of their personal and private interests to bear on their professional lives; Hamilton, especially, in the period under consideration, saw little difference between his duty as a Scottish gentleman and his activities as a Scottish publisher. He and Balfour were far-sighted and adventurous, and deserve to be thought of as central figures in the story of the Edinburgh book trade.en
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dc.publisherThe University of Edinburgh. College of Humanities and Social Scienceen
dc.subject.otherGavin Hamiltonen
dc.subject.otherJohn Balfouren
dc.subject.otherPatrick Neillen
dc.subject.otherScotlanden
dc.subject.other18th centuryen
dc.subject.otherbook sellersen
dc.subject.otherprintersen
dc.subject.otherpublishersen
dc.subject.otherbibliographyen
dc.titleGavin Hamilton, John Balfour and Patrick Neill: a study of publishing in Edinburgh in the Eighteenth Century.en
dc.typeThesis or Dissertation
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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