House of Longman (1724)
Important British publishing house established by Thomas Longman. Noted for producing high-quality reference titles as well as fictional works, Longman published some of the best-known dictionaries and thesauruses of the nineteenth century.
Authors published by Longman include:
Samuel Johnson, author of:
A Dictionary of the English Language. 2 vols. [editor] (dictionary) 1755
Peter Mark Roget, author of:
Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases [editor] (dictionary) 1852
Sir Walter Scott, author of:
Rob Roy. 3 vols. (novel) 1818
William Wordsworth, author of:
Lyrical Ballads [with Samuel Taylor Coleridge] (poetry) 1798
The Excursion, Being a Portion of The Recluse, a Poem (poetry) 1814
Civil List Act of 1782 (England)
Edmund Burke's legislation to provide pensions to writers unable to sustain themselves through their work.
Minerva Press (1790)
Minerva Press, British publishers of sentimental and Gothic fiction, founded by William Lane. Produced large quantities of ephemeral literature, most authored by obscure writers.
Authors published by Minerva include:
Robert Bage, author of:
Hermsprong; or, Man as he is not. 3 vols. (novel) 1796
Mark Meeke, author of:
The Abbey of Clugny. 3 vols. (novel) 1795
Count St. Blancard, or the Prejudiced Judge. 3 vols. (novel) 1795
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