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Dedications Ann Radcliffe
A second edition followed by April 1792, and a third in November 1792.
Norton, Rictor. Mistress of Udolpho: The Life of Ann Radcliffe. Leicester University Press.
82, 88
A fourth edition appeared from Hookham , with a dedication to the Duchess of Leeds , wife of the fifth...
Dedications Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
This novel was published by Hookham in three volumes, and dedicated to Georgiana's friend Lady Camden . Its subscription list, in this and the second edition (issued by Hookham in 1787, in two volumes each...
Author summary Eliza Kirkham Mathews
EKM published less than has been supposed. Only her children's books, two volumes of poems, and two novels (melodramatic but heartfelt, presenting actual, financial, as well as romance-type struggles) pose no problems of attribution. She...
Publishing Eliza Parsons
EP switched from Hookham to William Lane of the Minerva Press for her second, heavily didactic novel, The Errors of Education.
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
2nd ser. 3 (1791): 234
Publishing Emily Frederick Clark
The year after her grandfather's high-profile suicide, EFC published in two volumes with Hookham and Carpenter , by subscription, her first novel (also her first book): Ianthé, or The Flower of Caernarvon.
Garside, Peter et al., editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press.
1: 742
Fergus, Jan, and Janice Thaddeus. “Women, Publishers, and Money, 1790-1820”. Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, Vol.
, pp. 191-07.
193, n10
Publishing Emily Frederick Clark
It was dedicated by permission to the Prince of Wales and its subscription was advertised at the back of other books. The advertisement says: An appeal to the sympathetic feelings of a liberal public would...
Publishing Ann Radcliffe
It had been advertised in the London Chronicle on 22-4 April.
Norton, Rictor. Mistress of Udolpho: The Life of Ann Radcliffe. Leicester University Press.
The day after it appeared AR 's previous publisher, Hookham , issued a whole clutch of related works: new editions of her first...
Publishing Mary Robinson
The play was never produced, and Hookham managed to sell no more than 32 copies in four months, resulting in a debt for Robinson of more than twenty-two pounds.
Fergus, Jan, and Janice Thaddeus. “Women, Publishers, and Money, 1790-1820”. Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, Vol.
, pp. 191-07.
Publishing Mary Robinson
This marks her abandonment of a series of other unsatisfactory publishers for the firm of Hookham . Thomas Hookham (who concentrated on fashionable bookselling but also published a few books a year) issued five of...
Publishing Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins
The lost and unidentified novel published by Hookham was the first of a series by LMH that appeared without her name. Even Hookham was not let into the secret of her identity until 1792, and...
Publishing Mary Robinson
This time the first edition of only 750 copies sold out; but again misjudgement followed, in the form of an optimistic second edition which moved hardly at all. This produced a debt to Hookham which...
Publishing Mary Robinson
The print run was 1,000 copies. MR switched to Longman, considerably to her benefit, shortly before the Hookham and Carpenter alliance was dissolved. The sum of £150 turned out to be her average annual income...
Publishing Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins
For printing ConstanceHookham used the Logographic Press (an experimental firm which aimed to speed printing by having certain common words precast as units of type instead of having to be assembled from individual letters)...
Publishing Mary Robinson
During the four and a half years she was writing for Hookham and Carpenter, MR took the risk herself, but sold less well than she had expected and cleared less than ten pounds a year...
Publishing Eglinton Wallace
It appeared in two different editions put out this year through the different publishers T. Hookham , and Debrett . The Debrett edition lists the price, one shilling and sixpence, on the title-page.
“Eighteenth Century Collections Online”. Gale Databases.
Goethe's novel...


By 1773: Thomas Hookham was publishing in London....

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By 1773

Thomas Hookham was publishing in London. He ran the Logographic Press from 1785, then the firm of Hookham and Carpenter from 1791. His partnership with James Carpenter was acrimoniously dissolved in 1798.

1793: Publishers Hookham and Carpenter opened a...

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Publishers Hookham and Carpenter opened a refitted version of the thirty-year-old Hookham's Library or Literary Assembly in Old Bond Street, promising the best people, the best books.


Parsons, Eliza. The History of Miss Meredith. Hookham, 1790.