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  1. The Nature of the Page
    Hardback | £47.00
  2. The Prosthetic Tongue
    Published: 1st November 2019
    Hardback | £60.00
  3. Shakespeare's First Reader
    Richard Stonley, the earliest known purchaser of Shakespeare's first publication, Venus and Adonis, has hitherto been the merest of footnotes in literary history. Through a combination of book history and biography, Shakespeare's... Learn More
    Published: 30th August 2019
    Hardback | £39.00
  4. Paper Monsters
    In Paper Monsters, Samuel Fallon charts the striking rise in the 1590's of a new species of textual being: the serial, semifictional persona. He argues that their status as collective fictions, passed among writers, publishers,... Learn More
    Published: 7th June 2019
    Hardback | £56.00
  5. Engaging the Ottoman Empire
    Daniel O'Quinn investigates the complex interpersonal, political, and aesthetic relationships between Europeans and Ottomans in the long eighteenth century. Richly illustrated and provocatively argued, Engaging the Ottoman Empire... Learn More
    Published: 25th January 2019
    Hardback | £65.00
  6. The Art of Allusion
    Featuring more than one hundred illustrations, 27 of them in color, The Art of Allusion amply exhibits the critical role book artists played in the formation of the English literary canon.... Learn More
    Published: 13th November 2018
    Hardback | £52.00
  7. Colonial Revivals
    Colonial Revivals examines the rise of American antiquarianism and historical reprinting in antebellum America. Not merely vehicles for preserving the past, reprinted colonial books testified to the inveterate regional, racial,... Learn More
    Published: 9th November 2018
    Hardback | £60.00
  8. Slantwise Moves
    Highlighting meaningful overlap in the production and reception of books and games, Slantwise Moves identifies what they have in common as material texts and as critical models of the mundane pleasures and intimacies that defined... Learn More
    Published: 19th October 2018
    Hardback | £60.00
  9. The Venetian Qur'an

    The Venetian Qur'an

    A Renaissance Companion to Islam

    Written by Pier Mattia Tommasino, Translated by Sylvia Notini

    Series Material Texts

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    In The Venetian Qur'an, Pier Mattia Tommasino uncovers the author, origin, and lasting influence of the Alcorano di Macometto, a book that purported to be the first printed European vernacular translation of the Qur'an.... Learn More
    Published: 8th May 2018
    Hardback | £52.00
  10. Romantic Marks and Measures
    In Romantic Marks and Measures, Julia S. Carlson examines Wordsworth's poetry of "speech" and "nature" as a poetry of print, written and read in the midst of topographic and typographic experimentation and change.... Learn More
    Published: 13th January 2017
    Hardback | £50.00
  11. Front Lines
    Front Lines documents the literary practices of imperial Spain's common soldiers. The epic poems, chronicles, ballads, and autobiographies that these soldiers wrote at the front provide a critical view from below on state violence... Learn More
    Published: 13th September 2016
    Hardback | £50.00
  12. Historical Style
    In Historical Style, Timothy Campbell argues that the eighteenth-century fashion press shaped British perception of time and history by producing new curiosity about the very recent past and a new self-consciousness about the... Learn More
    Published: 19th August 2016
    Hardback | £54.00
  13. Queer Philologies
    Beginning with the beguiling queerness of the Renaissance letter Q, Jeffrey Masten's stylishly written and extensively illustrated Queer Philologies demonstrates the intimate relation between the history of sexuality and the history... Learn More
    Published: 25th July 2016
    Hardback | £50.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  14. Cultures of Correspondence in Early Modern Britain

    Cultures of Correspondence in Early Modern Britain

    Edited by James Daybell and Andrew Gordon

    Series Material Texts

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    In Cultures of Correspondence in Early Modern Britain leading scholars approach the letter from different disciplinary perspectives to illuminate its workings. Contributors to this volume examine how elements, such as handwriting,... Learn More
    Published: 28th June 2016
    Hardback | £58.00
  15. Reading Children
    Reading Children offers a history of the relationship between children and books in Anglo-American modernity, exploring early children's literature, pedagogical practices, property lessons inherent in children's book ownership,... Learn More
    Published: 13th June 2016
    Hardback | £58.00
    Paperback | £28.99
  16. Sociable Knowledge
    Sociable Knowledge reconstructs the collaborations of seventeenth-century naturalists who, dispersed across city and country, worked through writing, conversation, and print to convert fragmented knowledge of the hyper-local and... Learn More
    Published: 2nd February 2016
    Hardback | £58.00
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