Selected Readings, No. 25

May 15, 1994

Compiled and edited by Kevin Berland, with the able assistance of the Volunteer Fire Brigade, viz. Jeffrey Merrick and A.J. Wright.

[These early editions of Selected Readings were originally circulated to C18-L subscribers via e-mail, and are being posted here with minimal re-editing-- hence the absence of special characters, diacritical marks, and fancy formatting; see key to Abbreviations used in early issues.]


[see title by Vanysacker listed under Poland]


Barker, N. "Le Livre en France: The Importance Accorded to Books as Part of Intellectual History in France." Book Collector, 42, 4 (Winter 1993): 465-506.

Beaudry, Catherine. "The Library of Isaac Norris II: The Formation of an Educated Reader in the Philadelphia of the Early Enlightenment." East-Central Intelligencer, N.S. 8, 2 (May 1994): 6-13.

Grundy, Isobel. "Books and the Woman: An Eighteenth-Century Owner and Her Libraries." English Studies in Canada, 20, 1 (March 1994): 1-22.

Pearson, D. "A Cambridge Binding of 1700: The Queens College 1699 Horace Opera." Book Collector, 42, 4 (Winter 1993): 553-69.

* Renzi, Paolo. _I libri del mestiere. La 'Bibliotheca Mureti' del Collegio Romano._ Fiorenze: La Nuova Italia, 1994. [Critical ed. of MS Vaticano-latino 11562, catalogue of special collection in the 'Bibliotheca Major' of the Jesuit Roman College, from the 1606 bequest of the library of Marc-Antoine Muret(1526-1585), and continuing to the suppression of the Jesuit Order in 1782; c.1500 titles]

* Rindisbacher, Hans J. _The Smell of Books: A Cultural-Historical Study of Olfactory Perception in Literature._ Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993. 300 pp. ISBN: 0-472-10383-0

[see also title by Mayer listed under England-History


Bohls, Elizabeth A, "The Aesthetics of Colonialism: Janet Schaw in the West Indies, 1774-1775." Eighteenth-Century Studies, 27, 3 (Spring 1994): 363-90.

* Prince, Mary. _The History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave, Related by Herself._ Moira Ferguson, ed., & Ziggi Alexander, preface. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993. Paper, 144 pp. ISBN: 0-472-08246-9


Massarella, D. "Chinese, Tartars, and Thea, or a Tale of Two Companies: The English East India Company and Taiwan in the Late 17th Century." Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 3, part 3 (November 1993): 393-426.


Berg, M., & P. Hudson. "Growth and change: a comment on the Crafts-Harley view of the industrial revolution." Economic History Review, 47, 1 (February 1994): 147-50.

Esteban, J.C. "British textile prices, 1780-1831: Are British growth rates worth revising once again?" Economic History Review, 47, 1 (February 1994): 66-105.

Lewis, G. "Proto-industrialization in France." Economic History Review, 47, 1 (February 1994): 150-64. [Bibliography]

* Morgan, Kenneth. _Bristol and the Atlantic Trade in the Eighteenth Century._ Cambridge University Press, 1994. 303 pp., tables.

* Neeson, J.M. _Commoners: Common Right, Enclosure and Social Change in England, 1700-1820._ Cambridge University Press, 1993. 396 pp., tables.

Ward, J.R. "The industrial revolution and British imperialism, 1750-1850." Economic History Review, 47, 1 (February 1994): 44-65.

Woodward,D. "The determination of wage rates in the early modern north of England." Economic History Review, 47, 1 (February 1994): 22-43.

[See also title by Hainsworth listed under England-History]


* Hainsworth, D.R. _Stewards, Lords and People: The Estate Steward and His World in Later Stuart England._ Cambridge University Press, 1993. 293 pp.

* Landers, John. _Death and the Metropolis: Studies in the Demographic History of London 1670-1830._ Cambridge University Press, 1993. 431 pp.

Mayer, Robert. "Nathaniel Crouch, Bookseller and Historian: Popular Historiography and CulturalPower in Late Seventeenth-Century England." Eighteenth-Century Studies, 27, 3 (Spring 1994): 391- 419.

* Monod, Paul Kleber. _Jacobitism and the English People, 1688-1788._ Cambridge University Press, 1993. 424 pp., ill., tables, maps.

* Speck, W.A. _A Concise History of Britain, 1707-1975._ Cambridge University Press, 1993. 218 pp.

[See also titles listed under Economics, Political Thought; and titles by Christie and Cross listed under Russia-History]


* Bartolomeo, Joseph. _A New Species of Criticism: Eighteenth-Century Discourse on the Novel._ University of Delaware Press, 1994. 216pp. ISBN 0-87413-488-9

* Braverman, Richard. _Plots and Counterplots: Sexual Politics and the Body Politic in English Literature, 1660-1730._ Cambridge University Press, 1993. 351 pp.

Corse, T. "The Ekphrastic Tradition: Literary and Pictorial Narrative in the Epigrams of John Elsun, an 18th-Century Connoisseur." Word & Image, 9, 4 (October-December 1993): 383-400.

* Davie, Donald. _The Eighteenth Century Hymn in England._ Cambridge University Press, 1993. 178 pp. [John Byrom, Isaac Watts, Charles Wesley, Christopher Smart, William Cowper].

* Maguire, Nancy Klein. _Regicide and Restoration: English Tragicomedy, 1660-1671._ Cambridge University Press, 1993. 292 pp., ill., table.

* Murphy, Peter T. "Poetry as an Occupation and an Art in Britain, 1760-1830._ Cambridge University Press, 1993. 281 pp. [Macpherson, Burns, Hogg, Scott, Wordsworth]

* Rawson, Claude. _Satire and Sentiment, 1660-1830._ Cambridge University Press, 1993. 314 pp.

* Van Sant, Ann Jessie. Eighteenth-Century Sensibility and the Novel: The Senses in Social Context. Cambridge University Press, 1993. 160 pp.

* Weinbrot, Howard. Britannia's Issue: The Rise of British Literature from Dryden to Ossian. Cambridge University Press, 1994. 642 pp.

Zeitz, Lisa M. "'Eighteenth-Century Travel Literature': The Cultural Contexts of 'Discovery." [course description, "The Pedagogue's Post"]. East-Central Intelligencer, N.S. 8, 2 (May 1994): 21-25.

* Zomchick, John P. Family and the Law in Eighteenth-Century Fiction: The Public Conscience in the Private Sphere. Cambridge University Press, 1993. 228pp. [Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, &c.]


* Stewart, Maaja A. Domestic Realities and Imperial Fictions: Jane Austen's Novels in 18th-Century Contexts. University of Georgia Press, 1993. 209 pp. ISBN: 0-8203-1540-0

[see also title by Favret listed under Political Thought]


* Cox, Stephen. Love and Logic: The Evolution of Blake's Thought. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1992. 328 pp. ISBN 0-472-10304-0


* Defoe, Daniel. _Robinson Crusoe._ Ed. Michael Shinagel (2nd edition). New York: W.W. Norton (Norton Critical Editions), 1994. Paperback, 384 pp., chronology, selected bibliography, extracts from contemporary shipwreck texts, 21 critical estimates by writers from Pope to Marx, 14 critical essays by Bender, Damrosch, Flynn, McKeon, Richetti, &c. ISBN: 0-393-96452-3

* Faller, Lincoln B. _Crime and Defoe: A New Kind of Writing._ Cambridge University Press, 1993. 282 pp.

[see also title by Zomchick listed under England-Literature]


[see also title by Zomchick listed under England-Literature]


* Hinnant, Charles H. _The Poetry of Ann Finch: An Essay in Interpretation._ University of Delaware Press, 1994. 288pp. ISBN 0-87413-469-2


* Hinnant, Charles H. _"Steel for the Mind": Samuel Johnson and Critical Discourse._ University of Delaware Press, 1994. 251pp. ISBN: 0-87413-492-7

[see also title by Clingham listed under Scotland-Literature-Boswell]


* Rogers, Pat. _Essays on Pope_. Cambridge University Press, 1993. 279 pp.


[see also title by Zomchick listed under England-Literature]


* Thormahlen, Marianne. _Rochester: The Poems in Context._ Cambridge University Press, 1993. 383 pp. ISBN: 0-521-44042-4


[see also title by Dougge listed under History of Theatre]


[see also title by Favret listed under Political Thought]


* Wu, Duncan. _Wordsworth's Reading, 1770-1799._ Cambridge University Press, 1993. 238 pp.


* France, Peter. _Politeness and Its Discontents: Problems in French Classical Culture._ Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Germani, Ian. "Representations of the Republic at War: Lille and Toulon, 1792-93." Canadian Journal of History, 29 (1994): 51-94.

Olsen, Mark. "Enlightened Nationalism in the Early Revolution: The Nation in the Language of the Societe de 1789." Canadian Journal of History, 29 (1994): 23-50.

* Parker, Harold T. _An Administrative Bureau during the Old Regime: The Bureau of Commerce and Its Relations to French Industry from May 1781 to November 1783._ University of Delaware Press, 1994. 58pp. ISBN: 0-87413-467-6


* Cook, Malcolm _Fictional France: Social Reality in the French Novel, 1775-1800._ Providence & Oxford: Berg Publishers, 1993. 224 pp. ISBN 0-85496-765-6

* Denby, David J. _Sentimental Narrative and the Social Order in France, 1760-1820._ Cambridge University Press, 1994. 314 pp.


* Lafayette, Marie Madeleine de. _The Princesse of Cleves._ New York: W.W. Norton (Norton Critical Editions), 1994. Tr. Thomas Sergeant Perry, revised and edited by John D. Lyons. 320 pp., paperback, glossary of characters, 11 critical essays by Butor, Dejen, Fabre, Francillon, Genette, Gregorio, Harth, Kamuf, Kaps, Rousset, Weinberg, &c. ISBN: 0-393-96333-0


Ray, William. "Reading Women: Cultural Authority, Gender, and the Novel. The Case of Rousseau." Eighteenth-Century Studies, 27, 3 (Spring 1994): 321-47


Dedert, H. "A Theory of Novel: Discussion of the Genre of the Novella during the Enlightenment" [in German]. Zeitschrift fur Deutsche Philologie, 112, 4 (1983): 481-508.

* Lamport, F.J. _German Classical Drama: Theatre, Humanity and Nation, 1750-1870._ Cambridge University Press, 1992. 254 pp., ill.

* Schmidt, Henry J. _How Dramas End: Essays on the German Sturm und Drang, Buchner, Hauptmann, and Fleisser._ Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1992. 200 pp. ISBN 0-472-10261-3


Brown, J.C. "Rescuing a Rhode Island Landmark: the 1792 Nightingale-Brown House in Providence." Architectural Digest, 51, 2 (February 1994): 26-.


Hills, Helen. "The Age of the Baroque in Portugal" [exhibition review]. Eighteenth-Century Studies, 27, 3 (Spring 1994): 487-90.

Taylor-Leduc, Susan. "'La Famille Royale: de l'Histoire a la Legende' and 'L'Ame aux Corps: Arts et Sciences 1793-1993" [exhibition review]. Eighteenth-Century Studies, 27, 3 (Spring 1994): 480-83.

Morgan, David. "The Rise and Fall of Abstraction in Eighteenth-Century Art Theory." Eighteenth-Century Studies, 27, 3 (Spring 1994): 449-78. [Bellori, Breitinger, Burger, Gottsched, Heinse, Koch, Leibniz, Locke, Mendelssohn, Merck, Reynolds, Schiller, Wackenroder, Walch, Wieland, Winckelmann]


* Norvig, Gerda. _Dark Figures in the Desired Country: Blake's Illustrations to The Pilgrim's Progress._ Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1993. 325 pp., ill.

Treadwell, J. "Blake, John Martin, and the Illustration of Paradise Lost." Word & Image, 9, 4 (October-December 1993): 363-82.


Wright, J. "Giambattista Tiepolo: Master of the Oil Sketch" [exhibition review]. Eighteenth-Century Studies, 27, 3 (Spring 1994): 483-87.


* _Engraved in the Memory: James Walker, Engraver to the Empress Catherine the Great, and his Russian Anecdotes._ Ed. Anthony Cross. Providence & Oxford: Berg Publishers, 1993. 160 pp., ill. ISBN:0-85496-848-0


Vanstrien, K., & M. Ahsmann. "Scottish Law Students at the End of the 17th Century: The Correspondence of John Clerk, 1694-97." LIAS, 20, 1 (1993): 1-66.


Bergman, Norman A. "James Moore (1762-1860): An 18th-Century Advocate of Mitigation of Pain during Surgery." Anesthesiology, 80, 3 (March 1994): 657-662.


Dilworth, J. "The Paragon of Parker's Violas." Strad, 105, 1246 (February 1994): 124-26.

Fisher, I. "To Publish or Not to Publish: Distinguished Music Publisher Breitkopf and Hartel Established 275 Years Ago." Musical Times, 135, 1811 (January 1994): 28-32.

* Russell, Charles C. _The Don Juan Legend Before Mozart, With a Collection of 18th-Century Librettos._ Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993. 528 pp. ISBN: 0-472-10413-6.

* Sanchez, Marta. _XVIII Century Spanish Music: Villancicos of Juan Frances de Iribarre._ Pittsburgh: Latin American Literary Review Press. 144 pp., transcriptions. ISBN: 0-935480-25-0



* Cornwall, Robert D. _Visible and Apostolic: The Constitution of the Church in High-Church Anglican and Non-Juror Thought_. University of Delaware Press, 1994. 215pp. ISBN: 0-87413-466-8

* Reedy, Gerard. _Robert South (1634-1716): An Introduction to His Life and Sermons._ Cambridge University Press, 1992. 171 pp.


* _The Encyclopaedia of Islam_. New Edition. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1986-. [Vols. 1-7 (A-Naz) are now available; Vol. 8 will be published in Sept. 1995. The full 11 volumes may be purchased by subscription.]


Gorham, Geoffrey. "Mind-Body Dualism and the Harvey-Descartes Controversy." Journal of the History of Ideas, 55, 2 (April 1994): 211-34.

[See also title by Cohen listed under Political Thought]


Drougge, H. "Love, Death, and Mrs. Barry in Thomas Southerne's Plays." Comparative Drama. 27, 4 (Winter, 1994): 408-25.


Durey, Michael. "The Dublin Society of United Irishmen and the Politics of the Carey-Drennan Dispute, 1792-94." Historical Journal, 37 (1994): 89-112.



* Erskine-Hill, Howard. _Swift: Gulliver's Travels._ Cambridge University Press (Landmarks of World Literature), 1993. 119 pp.

* Higgins, Ian. _Swift's Politics: A Study in Disaffection._ Cambridge University Press, 1994. 225 pp.


Bradley, P.T. "The Ships of the Armada of the Viceroyalty of Peru in the 17th Century." Mariner's Mirror, 79, 4 (November 1993): 393-402.

Hepper, D. "The Loss of the Sloop Peggy, 1770." Mariner's Mirror, 79, 4 (November 1993): 460-62.

Kirby, B.S. "Conjecture on the Boarding of the American Merchantman, Catherine, May 1784." Mariner's Mirror, 79, 4 (November 1993): 462-3.

[See also title by Morgan listed under England-History; by Christie listed under Russia-History;]


Marion, J.L. "The Exactitude of the So-Called Ego: A Study of the Essentialist Philosophy of the Seventeenth Century as Distinguished by the Characters of Proper, Exact, and Free." American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, 67, 4 (Autumn 1993): 561-8.

[see also titles listed under Political Thought]


Mulligan, Lotte. "Robert Boyle, 'Right Reason,' and the Meaning of Metaphor." Journal of the History of Ideas, 55, 2 (April 1994): 235 ff.


* Furniss, Tom. _Edmund Burke's Aesthetic Ideology: Language, Gender, and Political Economy in Revolution._ Cambridge University Press, 1993. 320 pp.


* Brewer,Daniel J. _The Discourse of Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century France: Diderot and the Art of Philosophizing._ Cambridge University Press, 1993. 309 pp.


* Klein, Lawrence E. _Shaftesbury and the Culture of Politeness: Moral Discourse and Cultural Politics in Early Eighteenth-Century England_. Cambridge University Press, 1994. 224 pp.


Vanysacker, D. "The Erudite Activities and Contacts of Papal Nuncio Giuseppe Garampi in Warsaw and Vienna, 1772-85." LIAS, 20, 1 (1993): 121-.

[see also title by Lukowski listed under Political Thought]


* Clark, J.C.D. _The Language of Liberty 1660-1832: Political Discourse and Social Dynamics in the Anglo-American World._ Cambridge University Press, 1993. 422 pp.

Cohen, I. Bernard. "Harrington and Harvey: A Theory of the State Based on the New Physiology." Journal of the History of Ideas, 55, 2 (April 1994): 187-210.

Crimmins, James E. "Bentham's Political Radicalism Reexamined." Journal of the History of Ideas, 55, 2 (April 1994): 259-81.

* Favret, Mary A. _Romantic Correspondence: Women, Politics, and the Fiction of Letters._ Cambridge University Press (Cambridge Studies in Romanticism), 1993. 282 pp. [1789-1830; Wollstonecraft, Austen, Mary Shelley]

Lukowski, Jerry. "Recasting Utopia: Montesquieu, Rousseau, and the Polish Constitution of 1791." Historical Journal, 37 (1994): 65-88.

* Sack, James J. _From Jacobite to Conservative: Reaction and Orthodoxy in Britain,c.1760-1832._ Cambridge University Press, 1993. 303 pp.


Erwin, Tim. "Spaulding's Sermon Index." East-Central Intelligencer, N.S. 8, 2 (May 1994): 25. [re: John Gordon Spaulding's "Pulpit Publications," a database based on John Cooke's _Preacher's Assistant_ (1783)].


* Christie, Ian R. _The Benthams in Russia 1780-1791._ Providence & Oxford: Berg Publishers, 1993. 272pp. ISBN: 0-85496-816-4 [Samuel Bentham, Jeremy's brother, inventor, shipbuilder & naval advisor]

* Cross, Anthony. _Anglo-Russia: Aspects of Cultural Relations Between Great Britain and Russia in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries._ Providence & Oxford: Berg Publishers, 1993. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-85496-848-2

[see also title listed under History of Art-Walker]


[See title by Vanstrien & Ahsmann listed under History of Law]



* Clingham, Greg. _Boswell: The Life of Johnson._ Cambridge University Press (Landmarks of World Literature_, 1992. 149 pp., table.


Davis, Leith Ann. "'Bounded to a District Space': Burns, Wordsworth, and the Margins of English Literature." English Studies in Canada, 20, 1 (March 1994): 23-40.

[see also title by Murphy listed under England-Literature]


[see title by Murphy listed under England-Literature]


[see title by Murphy listed under England-Literature]


* Hemmings, F.W.J. _Theatre and State in France, 1760-1905_. Cambridge University Press, 1994. 308 pp.

* Howe, Elizabeth. _The First English Actresses: Women and Drama, 1660-1700._ Cambridge University Press, 1992. 248 pp., ill., tables.

[see also title by Maguire listed under England-Literature]

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