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New Wine in Old Bottles: Lempriere’s Classical Dictionary and the Development of Scholarly Publishing in America—A Bibliographic Essay

Hendrik Edelman

Abstract


The history of Lempriere's Classical Dictionary and its various editions and revisions charts the course of a publishing enterprisethat began in 1788 in England and continued in various formsfor 200 years. According to Edelman, “the publication history ofthe book ... parallels that of a considerable number of Britishbooks that were used in post-revolutionary America as vesselsfor the introduction of new knowledge and scholarship in thetime that the indigenous book industry evolved from a cottage industry to a truly national enterprise."

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