"Bookseller and Author"

"Bookseller and Author"

18th-century painting of three men standing in front of bookshelves

The early 18th century was an era, according to researcher Leah Orr, when booksellers controlled how texts were presented to the public, as depicted in Thomas Rowland's 1784 watercolor, "Bookseller and Author."

Image: Google Art Project
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