Table of Contents:
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1. Introduction: Material Matters
  • Section I. The Material Letter
  • 2. Losing and Regaining the Material Meanings of Epistolary and Gift Texts
  • 3. Secret Letters in Elizabethan England
  • 4. Copycopia, or the Place of Copied Correspondence in Manuscript Culture: A Case Study
  • Section II. The Material Book: Print and Social Practices of Reading
  • 5. Possessing the Visual: The Materiality of Visual Print Culture in Later Stuart Britain
  • 6. 'Hackney Poets and Hireling Pamphleteers': Professional Authorship and the Book Trade in Late-Seventeenth-Century London
  • 7. Early Modern Sermon Paratexts and the Religious Politics of Reading
  • 8. Textuality, Privacy and Politics: Katherine Philips's Poems in Manuscript and Print
  • Section III. Material Manuscripts
  • 9. Neighbourhood, Social Networks and the Making of a Family's Manuscript Poetry Collection: The Case of British Library, Additional MS, 25707
  • 10. Casting Off Blanks: Hidden Structures in Early Modern Paper Books
  • 11. The Use and Re-Use of Early-Seventeenth-Century Student Notebooks: Inside and Outside the University
  • 12. 'The art of Numbering well': Late-Seventeenth-Century Arithmetic Manuscripts Compiled by Quaker Girls
  • Index