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Table of contents :
Contents
Illustrations and Maps
Acknowledgments
Print Culture Histories beyond the Metropolis: An Introduction
Part One: Circulation
1. Non-Metropolitan Printing and Business in Britain and Ireland between the Sixteenth and Eighteenth Centuries
2. “I have hitherto been entirely upon the borrowing hand”: The Acquisition and Circulation of Books in Early Eighteenth-Century Dissenting Academies
3. The Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Evolution of Indian Print Culture and Knowledge Networks in Calcutta and Madras
4. Beyond the Market and the City: The Informal Dissemination of Reading Material during the American Civil War
5. Cosmopolitan Ideals, Local Loyalties, and Print Culture: The Career of George Chandler Bragdon in Upstate New York
6. What Travels? The Movement of Movements; or, Ephemeral Bibelots from Paris to Lansing, with Love
7. Circum-Atlantic Print Circuits and Internationalism from the Peripheries in the Interwar Era
Part Two: Place
8. At the Dawn of the Information Age: Reading and the Working Classes in Ashton-under-Lyne, 1830–1850
9. Uneasy Occupancy: Sarah Grand, The Beth Book, and a Colonial Reader
10. Alger, Fosdick, and Stratemeyer in the Heartland: Crossover Reading in Muncie, Indiana, 1891–1902
11. Romance in the Province: Reading German Novels in Middletown, USA
12. Print Culture and Cosmopolitan Trends in 1890s Muncie, Indiana
13. Zones of Connection: Common Reading in a Regional Australian Library
14. Organized Print: Clara Steen and Institutional Sites of Reading and Writing in the American Midwest, 1895–1920
Secondary Works Cited
Contributors
Index

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PRINT CULTURE HISTORIES BEYOND THE METROPOLIS

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Print Culture Histories beyond the Metropolis

Edited by

JAMES J. CONNOLLY, PATRICK COLLIER, FRANK FELSENSTEIN, KENNETH R. HALL, AND ROBERT G. HALL

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO PRESS Toronto Buffalo London

©  University of Toronto Press 2016 Toronto Buffalo London www.utppublishing.com Printed in Canada ISBN 978-1-4426-5062-6 (cloth)  rinted on acid-free, 100% post-consumer recycled paper with P vegetable-based inks. Studies in Book and Print Culture ______________________________________________________________________ Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication Print culture histories beyond the metropolis / edited by James J. Connolly, Patrick Collier, Frank Felsenstein, Kenneth R. Hall, and Robert Hall. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-4426-5062-6 (bound) 1. Books and reading – History. 2. Book industries and trade – History. 3. Literature publishing – History. 4. Transmission of texts – History. 5. Popular literature – History and criticism. 6. Popular culture – History. I. Connolly, James J., 1962–, editor II. Collier, Patrick, editor III. Felsenstein, Frank, author, editor IV. Hall, Kenneth R., author, editor V. Hall, Robert G. (Robert Gaston), 1958–, author, editor Z1003.P75 2016 028’.909 C2015-906896-7 ______________________________________________________________________ This book has been published with the assistance of Ball State University. University of Toronto Press acknowledges the financial assistance to its publishing program of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

    Funded by the Financé par le Government gouvernement du Canada of Canada

an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario

Contents

Illustrations and Maps  vii Acknowledgments  ix Print Culture Histories beyond the Metropolis: An Introduction  3 patrick collier and james j. connolly Part One: Circulation 1 Non-Metropolitan Printing and Business in Britain and Ireland between the Sixteenth and Eighteenth Centuries  29 james raven

2 “I have hitherto been entirely upon the borrowing hand”: The Acquisition and Circulation of Books in Early Eighteenth-Century Dissenting Academies  54 kyle roberts

3 The Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Evolution of Indian Print Culture and Knowledge Networks in Calcutta and Madras  88 kenneth r. hall 4 Beyond the Market and the City: The Informal Dissemination of Reading Material during the American Civil War  123 ronald j. zboray and mary saracino zboray 5 Cosmopolitan Ideals, Local Loyalties, and Print Culture: The Career of George Chandler Bragdon in Upstate New York  150 joan shelley rubin

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  6 What Travels? The Movement of Movements; or, Ephemeral Bibelots from Paris to Lansing, with Love  181 brad evans

  7 Circum-Atlantic Print Circuits and Internationalism from the Peripheries in the Interwar Era  215 lara putnam

Part Two: Place   8 At the Dawn of the Information Age: Reading and the Working Classes in Ashton-under-Lyne, 1830–1850  243 robert g. hall   9 Uneasy Occupancy: Sarah Grand, The Beth Book, and a Colonial Reader 268 lydia wevers

10 Alger, Fosdick, and Stratemeyer in the Heartland: Crossover Reading in Muncie, Indiana, 1891–1902  284 joel d. shrock 11 Romance in the Province: Reading German Novels in Middletown, USA 304 lynne tatlock

12 Print Culture and Cosmopolitan Trends in 1890s Muncie, Indiana  331 frank felsenstein

13 Zones of Connection: Common Reading in a Regional Australian Library 355 julieanne lamond

14 Organized Print: Clara Steen and Institutional Sites of Reading and Writing in the American Midwest, 1895–1920  375 christine pawley

Secondary Works Cited 393 Contributors  427 Index 429

Illustrations and Maps

Illustrations Illustrated London News, 5 October 1892  4 Doddridges’s inscriptions of Hankin’s gift Reliquiae Baxterianae (1696) in 1731  68 2.2 Donated Titles by Decade of Publication  69 3.1 Early Indian Print Culture  93 3.2 Hicky’s Bengal Gazette 96 3.3 Asiatic Society of Bengal  98 3.4 Calcutta-centered Orientalism  99 3.5 Family Tree of Indo-European Languages/Distribution of Dravidian Languages  104 3.6 Stringer Lawrence, who established the Madras Army, with Muhammed Ali Khan Wallajah, the Nawab of Carnatic  107 3.7 Published Tamil-language translation of the Bible, 1715  109 3.8 Madras School of Orientalism  110 3.9 Knowledge Production to 1857  117 6.1 Pan 182 6.2 The Philistine 183 6.3 The Lark 183 6.4 M’lle New York 183 6.5 The Philosopher, February 1899  184 6.6 The Clack Book, April 1896  184 6.7 Le Chat Noir 188 6.8 La Lune, October 1865  188 6.9 La Petite Lune, 14 June 1878  189 6.10 L’Eclipse, 2 July 1876  189 0.1 2.1

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Les Hydropathes 189 Le Mirliton, October 1885  189 Le Mirliton, 9 June 1893  190 The Quartier Latin, July 1897  193 The Quartier Latin, n.d.  193 Coinage of the “blurb” and “blurbing” by Gelett (1907)  200 Oskolki 201 “Comment on devient anarchiste” (Le Chat Noir, 2 July 1892)  203 “Elliptical Wheels on a Cart” (The Lark, December 1895)  203 “Le Chat Noir” (Vogue, 31 January 1895)  205 Detail of the border design for Burgess’s “The Ghost of a Flea” (Le Petit Journal des Refusées, 1896)  205 6.22 The Purple Cow (The Lark, 1895)  206 6.23 Munch, The Scream (Mlle New York, January 1896)  207 10.1 Readers >31 Years Old  294 10.2 Female Readers 31 Years Old Frank Stockton Charles King R. M. Ballantyne G. A. Henty Thomas Knox John T. Trowbridge Randolph Hill Oliver Optic Edward Ellis James Otis Horatio Alger William O. Stoddard Edward Stratemeyer William Drysdale Everett Tomlinson Kirk Munroe Harry Castlemon 0

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