• Jocelyn Hargrave
Part of the New Directions in Book History book series (NDBH)


The conclusion brings together all observations and evidence provided in the book to discursively and visually demonstrate the punctuated evolution of editorial style in early modern England, from Hieronymus Hornschuch’s Orthotypographia (1608) to Caleb Stower’s The Printer’s Grammar (1808). This occurred through a process of generational intertextual inheritance. It is through this that this book offers an alternative textual bibliographic approach: by marrying theory and practice using early modern style guides as a catalyst yields insight into the hands-on technical labour of stakeholders such as authors, editors and printers and their specialised interactions in the negotiation and typesetting of content before proceeding to print.


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  • Jocelyn Hargrave
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  1. 1.Monash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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