339 pp. history of the 18th century British press founded by William Lane and known mainly for its publication of popular fiction works, the best-sellers of their day, which Charles Lamb called "those scanty intellectual viands of the whole female reading public," often issued as part of a circulating library, notes, list of publications, indices, 7 text illus., 9 plates of leaves, reprioductions of orig. engravings, title pps., etc. 8vo. Cloth backed bds. London/Oxford (University Press) 1939 (colophon reads 1939 for 1935).
Book ID: 36561