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The Enlightenment & the BookScottish Authors & Their Publishers in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and America$
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Richard B. Sher

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780226752525

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226752549.001.0001

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[5] the Heyday of Scottish Enlightenment Publishing

[5] the Heyday of Scottish Enlightenment Publishing

(p.327) [5] the Heyday of Scottish Enlightenment Publishing
The Enlightenment & the Book
University of Chicago Press

This chapter explores the heyday of publishing in the Scottish Enlightenment. Aside from a number of new books that William Strahan merely printed for Thomas Cadell, as he had formerly printed books for Andrew Millar, the two men copublished some later editions of popular titles that were initially produced by others, such as William Buchan's Domestic Medicine, as well as several first editions that did not reveal their collaboration on the title page. The first edition of Henry Mackenzie's Man of Feeling, for example, shows only Cadell's name as the publisher, even though Strahan owned half the copyright (his name was added to the imprint of the second edition). Similarly, although Cadell's name alone appeared in the imprints of David Hume's historical and philosophical works, it is clear from Hume's correspondence that Strahan was a silent copublisher of those titles.

Keywords:   publishing, Enlightenment, William Strahan, Thomas Cadell, Andrew Millar, William Buchan, Domestic Medicine, Henry Mackenzie, Man of Feeling, David Hume

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