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Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media

The Business of Satirical Prints in Late-Georgian England

Authors: Baker, James

  • Provides a scholarly account of the people and the processes involved in bringing late-Georgian satirical prints to market
  • Explores how the processes of how these prints were made, and sold, constrained the satiric content these objects contained
  • Makes a significant contribution to a growing and important body of work which examines print culture and early-modern life
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This book explores English single sheet satirical prints published from 1780-1820, the people who made those prints, and the businesses that sold them. It examines how these objects were made, how they were sold, and how both the complexity of the production process and the necessity to sell shaped and constrained the satiric content these objects contained. It argues that production, sale, and environment are crucial to understanding late-Georgian satirical prints. A majority of these prints were, after all, published in London and were therefore woven into the commercial culture of the Great Wen. Because of this city and its culture, the activities of the many individuals involved in transforming a single satirical design into a saleable and commercially viable object were underpinned by a nexus of making, selling, and consumption. Neglecting any one part of this nexus does a disservice both to the late-Georgian satirical print, these most beloved objects of British art, and to the story of their late-Georgian apotheosis – a story that James Baker develops not through the designs these objects contained, but rather through those objects and the designs they contained in the making.

About the authors

James Baker is Lecturer in Digital History at the University of Sussex, UK. He specialises in the history of the printed image in the long eighteenth century, is a fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute, and has held positions at the British Library, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, and the University of Kent, UK.

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Hardcover £66.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-49988-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Business of Satirical Prints in Late-Georgian England
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49989-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49989-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49988-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 232
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations
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