Regency Reader Questions: The Price of Books

Regency Reader Question What was the price of a book in the regency period? Source of Question Research Additional comments I have been researching and have only been able to come up with that they were expensive, but no one has mentioned costs. Thanks for the excellent question, BritGirl! I have snipped a couple of ads from various years to show prices: These are from … Expand

Regency Literature: The Literary Spy of 1808


Published in the June 1808 edition of the Lady’s Monthly Museum, this short column gives us an overview of various era authors and what some general sentiments of them were. Samuel Jackson Pratt (penname Courtney Melmoth) was a poet, dramatist and novelist born in 1749. Recognized as an early advocate for animal welfare, his most famous book was Emma Corbett: Or, The miseries of civil war … Expand