These books are extremely rare. There is some age-related wear to the covers but all are intact except one copy where the cover has become detached from the spine. Some copies have pull-out maps (see photos) and one has a slight tear.
The books are 16cms x 10cms and approx 2.3cms depth. A booksellers note at the front of one of the volumes states: It will undoubtably be very acceptable to the public to have a neat addition of it small portable volumes. For not only such as cannot well afford to go to the expense of six volumes in folio will be glad to have the same thing in as many pocket volumes at less than a quarter of the price. The only literary reference I can find that appears to relate to the books is in an article entitled.
AND THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BOOK TRADE by. Thomas Johnson postulated that Pope undersold because cheaper, pirated duodecimo copies emerged from Holland shortly after his publication. However, Foxon refutes Johnson's theory, arguing that the London book trade was so centralized that a Dutch book would have been of little importance, and ultimately attributes the low sales to Lintot's own overestimation in his agreement with Pope.
Evidence for his claim lies in the reduction of copies for later volumes, and in the change in printing methods of Pope's translation of the. Lintot promptly printed a series of cheaper, duodecimo copies of the. For the general public immediately after its release despite having no competition from the piracy market.Even more significant is the apparent indication that Lintot was responding to the needs of the book trade dictated by his losses from the. What the non-subscribing public wanted was a financially accessible book, and Lintot later found a bigger market in the middle class who could afford the cheaper copies. The reasons for this shift lie in the social and economic fabric of London, and both the. S success and failure is as much an example of collective patronage as a sign of the rise of the man of letters. Sorry about this but this is to cover the increased cost of courier charges to destinations outside the area stated above.
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