The case of Samuel Richardson, of London, printer: with regard to the invasion of his property in The history of Sir Charles Grandison, before publication, by certain booksellers in Dublin

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Title

The case of Samuel Richardson, of London, printer: with regard to the invasion of his property in The history of Sir Charles Grandison, before publication, by certain booksellers in Dublin

Subject

Early thoughts on copyright

Description

Samuel Richardson writes this document to assert that his works are his intellectual property and should not be stolen or adapted before they are published. This text was produced 13 years after Pamela was published. In this work, Richardson still refers to himself as a printer which is interesting considering his imense fame as an author.

Creator

Samuel Richardson

Source

Richardson, Samuel. "The case of Samuel Richardson, of London, printer; with regard to the invasion of his property in The history of Sir Charles Grandison, before publication, by certain booksellers in Dublin." London,  1753. Eighteenth Century Collections Online. Gale. Georgia Institute Of Technology. 14 Feb. 2020 
http://find.gale.com/ecco/infomark.do?&source=gale&prodId=ECCO&userGroupName=gainstoftech&tabID=T001&docId=CW104147582&type=multipage&contentSet=ECCOArticles&version=1.0&docLevel=FASCIMILE.

Publisher

The British Library

Date

1753

Contributor

Sarah Sorme

Relation

Pamela

Format

Print

Language

English

Files

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Citation

Samuel Richardson, “The case of Samuel Richardson, of London, printer: with regard to the invasion of his property in The history of Sir Charles Grandison, before publication, by certain booksellers in Dublin,” Enlightenmens, accessed September 26, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/560.

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