Vol. 9: Kennedy, Máire.

Type: Article

Kennedy, Máire. ‘The Distribution of a Locally-Produced French Periodical in Provincial Ireland: The Magazin à La Mode, 1777-1778’, Eighteenth-century Ireland/Iris an dá chultúr, Vol. 9 (1994), Pp 83-98..

By the eighteenth-century, the Irish booktrade was firmly established with a complex system of distribution channels and trading networks, linking Dublin booksellers with buyers in outlying towns and regions. From the mid eighteenth-century, books in French were a “small, but significant” part of this trade. Kennedy explores the distribution channels of the French-language periodical, Magazin à La Mode, printed and published in Dublin in the late eighteenth-century by William Whitestone, and distributed throughout the country. Kennedy provides a study of the nature of distribution patterns of the regional booktrade in Ireland, noting the consumer base for French-language books in Ireland in the eighteenth century. The article contains detailed consideration of booksellers in Limerick, Waterford, Kilkenny and Derry, and a list of the provincial centres to which the Magazin à La Mode was distributed.