The Periodical Press in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

  • Elizabeth Tilley

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 169-299

About this book


This book offers a new interpretation of the place of periodicals in nineteenth-century Ireland. Case studies of representative titles as well as maps and visual material (lithographs, wood engravings, title-pages) illustrate a thriving industry, encouraged, rather than defeated by the political and social upheaval of the century.  

Titles examined include: The Irish Magazine, and Monthly Asylum for Neglected Biography and The Irish Farmers’ Journal, and Weekly Intelligencer; The Dublin University Magazine; Royal Irish Academy Transactions and Proceedings and The Dublin Penny Journal; The Irish Builder (1859-1979); domestic titles from the publishing firm of James Duffy; Pat and To-Day’s Woman

The Appendix consists of excerpts from a series entitled ‘The Rise and Progress of Printing and Publishing in Ireland’ that appeared in The Irish Builder from July of 1877 to June of 1878. Written in a highly entertaining, anecdotal style, the series provides contemporary information about the Irish publishing industry.


Journal Book History Newspaper Publishing Print Culture

Authors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth Tilley
    • 1
  1. 1.National University of Ireland GalwayGalwayIreland

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