‘The Pulse of the Public’: promotion and publication

Susan Rennie

in Jamieson's Dictionary of Scots

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199639403
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741920 | DOI:
‘The Pulse of the Public’: promotion and publication

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This chapter begins by describing Jamieson’s abortive plan to collaborate with English lexicographer, Jonathan Boucher, and the subsequent race to publish his Dictionary before Boucher’s. It discusses the text of Jamieson’s Proposal for the Dictionary, which was issued in 1802, and relates how Jamieson took on the burdens of soliciting subscribers, dealing with booksellers, and finally distributing copies of the Dictionary.

Keywords: Jonathan Boucher; subscribers; booksellers; distribution

Chapter.  10131 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Lexicography

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