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  • [+] More Book Trade History - George Berger and his Sons 1796-1868 


    Book Trade History - George Berger and his Sons 1796-1868
    Published since 30 Sep 2015

    GEORGE BERGER was a very active bookseller and publisher in the first half of the 19th century, who worked out of Holywell Street, off the Strand, and who at one point, prior to the arrival of W.H. Smith, was the largest newsagent in London (Louis James, Fiction for the Working Man, 1963). Yet, as was the case with many of his contemporaries – George Purkess, William Strange, and George Cowie, for example – very little was known about him. Until now…

  • [+] More How to Identify First Editions from G.P. Putnam's Sons 


    How to Identify First Editions from G.P. Putnam's Sons
    Published since 04 Jul 2013

    Since its inception in 1838, G.P. Putnam's Sons have grown into one of the most respected - and controversial - publishing houses in the United States. In 1996, the publishing house became an imprint of the Penguin Group and continues to publish the works of outstanding authors of both fiction and non-fiction.

  • [+] More How To Identify Simon & Schuster First Editions 


    How To Identify Simon & Schuster First Editions
    Published since 05 Jun 2013

    One of the four largest English-language publishing houses, Simon & Schuster now publishes over 2,000 titles a year under 35 different imprints. The firm started by publishing crossword puzzle books and grew to publish some of the world's most recognized authors. How to identify Simon & Schuster first editions.

  • [+] More Cathy Henderson and Richard Oram on the history and collecting of books published by Alfred A. Knopf 


    Cathy Henderson and Richard Oram on the history and collecting of books published by Alfred A. Knopf
    Published since 12 Jul 2011

    The Harry Ransom Center holds the Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. archive, which includes books published under the Borzoi imprint and books from Alfred A. and Blanche Knopf’s personal library. Nigel Beale interviews the Associate Directors for Exhibitions Cathy Henderson and Richard Oram, co-authors of "The House of Knopf", a book that contains collected documents from the Knopf, Inc. archive and is part of the Dictionary of Literary Biography series.

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