A vueltas con un enredijo bibliográfico: la impresión del Discurso sobre el fomento de la industria popular (1774) por Antonio de Sancha

Translated title of the contribution: Unravelling a bibliographical enigma: the complex process behind Antonio de Sancha’s printing of the Discurso sobre el fomento de la industria popular (1774)

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Abstract

This study, following the principles of material bibliography, aims to re-examine the complex and puzzling production process in the presses of Antonio de Sancha of the Discurso sobre el fomento de la industria popular (1774), one of the most influential texts of Spanish Enlightenment, with a view to establish a clearer chronology of its printing. In order to do this, we will analyse the formal characteristics of the three known editions –the «restricted» one, initially presented by Campomanes to the members of the Council of Castile; the one included in Rubín de Celis’s translation of Marcandier’s Tratado del cañamo; and the definitive, significantly amplified version, of which a hitherto unheard print run was made, which was massively distributed throughout Spain and its colonies. To these editions, we will add an up to now unknown issue of the definitive text, discovered in the Biblioteca Histórica Municipal de Madrid.
Translated title of the contributionUnravelling a bibliographical enigma: the complex process behind Antonio de Sancha’s printing of the Discurso sobre el fomento de la industria popular (1774)
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)33
JournalAnejos de Cuadernos de Estudios del Siglo XVIII
Publication statusAccepted - 23 Feb 2024

Keywords

  • Antonio de Sancha
  • book history
  • Book production
  • Spanish Enlightenment
  • Pedro Rodríguez Campomanes

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