The Evolution of Editorial Style in Early Modern England

  • Jocelyn Hargrave

Part of the New Directions in Book History book series (NDBH)

About this book


This book provides a historical study on the evolution of editorial style and its progress towards standardisation through an examination of early modern English style guides. The text considers the variety of ways authors, editors and printers directly implemented or uniquely interpreted and adapted the guidelines of these style guides as part of their inherently human editorial practice. Offering a critical mapping of early modern style guides, Jocelyn Hargrave explores when and how style guides originated, how they contributed to the evolution of editorial practice and how they impacted the overall publishing of content.


editorial style printer's style guides early modern print culture editorial guildelines typographical style editorial theory standardization of style

Authors and affiliations

  • Jocelyn Hargrave
    • 1
  1. 1.Monash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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