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As a publisher

Works published under her imprint:

Haywood not only wrote works to be published, she also participated in the publication process. Haywood published, sometimes in collaboration with William Hatchett, at least nine works under her own imprint. Most of these were available for sale at the Sign of Fame (her pamphlet shop located in Covent Gardens), including:

  • Anti-Pamela by Eliza Haywood (1741)
  • Sublime Character of his Excellency Somebody by Unknown (1741)
    • Title page states that the work was "Originally Written by a Celebrated French Wit"
  • The Busy-Body: or, Successful Spy by Susannah Centlivre (1742)
  • The Ghost of Eustace Budgel Esq. to the Man in Blue possibly by William Hatchett (1742)
  • The Right Honourable, sir Robert Walpole, (Now Earl of Orford) Vindicated by "A Brother Minister in Disgrace" (1742)
  • The Virtuous Villager by Eliza Haywood (1742)
  • A Remarkable Cause on a Note of Hand by William Hatchett (1742)
  • The Equity of Parnassus by Unknown (1744)
  • A Letter from H[enry] G[orin]g by Eliza Haywood (1749)

King notes that the eighteenth-century definition for "publisher" could also mean "bookseller". King is uncertain whether Haywood produced the books and pamphlets that she sold (as Spedding indicates) or if she was a bookseller, especially for Haywood's early productions.[5] Haywood sometimes collaborated on publishing matters in order to share the costs, as she did when she collaborated with Cogan on the publication of The Virtuous Villager.[5] In any case, Haywood was most certainly a bookseller due to the fact that there were a great number and variety of works "to be had" at the Sign of Fame that did not bare her imprint.[5]


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