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Publishing Lucy Hutchinson
The editor of the first, lavishly-produced edition of this history recommended it particularly to female readers, as more entertaining than most novels. He also silently cut from it about 9,000 words, besides tinkering with the...


17 February 1776
Edward Gibbon published the first volume of his History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; its mockingly sceptical fifteenth and sixteenth chapters caused a storm of controversy.
Publisher J. M. Dent began planning the Everyman's Library series, reprints of classic texts (including biographies, treatises of all sorts, plays, poems, travel and adventure writing) with introductions by experts.Everyman
February 1906
Publisher J. M. Dent launched Everyman's Library, aiming to reprint 1,000 classic titles: the first year's 155 volumes included Æschylus , Shakespeare , Jane Austen practically complete,
Clair, Colin. A Chronology of Printing. Cassell, 1969.
and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu .


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