Victorian yellowbacks & paperbacks, 1849-1905 /
by Chester W. Topp.
1st ed.
Denver, Colo. : Hermitage Antiquarian Bookshop, 1993-
v. : ill. (some col.)
096339200X (alk. paper : v. 1)
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Denver, Colo. : Hermitage Antiquarian Bookshop, 1993-
096339200X (alk. paper : v. 1)
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v. 1. George Routledge.-- v. 2. Ward & Lock.-- v. 3. John Camden and Hotten, Chatto & Windus, Chapman & Hall.-- v. 4. Frederick Warne & Co., Sampson Low & Co.-- v. 5. Macmillan & Co., Smith, Elder & Co.-- v. 6. Longmans, Green & Co., C.H. Clarke, John Maxwell & Co.-- v. 7. F.V. White & Co., William Blackwood & Sons, Vizetelly & Co.-- v. 8. Simpkin, Marshall & Co., J. W. Arrowsmith, Richard Bentley, Ward & Downey, James Blackwood.-- v. 9. David Bryce, Ingram, Cooke & Co., David Bogue, Henry Lea, Swan Sonnenschein & Co., J. & C. Brown & Co.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 1993-11-15:
In the late 1840s, English publishers began issuing inexpensive volumes intended primarily for reading on trains. Bound in straw boards covered with paper that was often yellow, the books were dubbed ``yellowbacks.'' They continued to appear until at least 1915. Topp, a collector of Victorian yellowbacks and paperbacks, intends to provide the first comprehensive bibliography of these cheap Victorian books. His multivolume work, arranged chronologically by publisher, will cover all 25 publishers who issued yellowbacks. It's no surprise that the first volume is devoted to George Routledge, a prolific publisher whose ``Railway'' series alone ran to 1,277 titles. For each book Topp provides size, original price, and date and history of publication. With 32 full-color illustrations, this is a valuable research tool. Recommended for specialized collections in large public and academic libraries.-- Joseph Rosenblum, Univ. of North Carolina, Greensboro
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