Denver: Hermitage Antiquarian Bookshop, 2005,
First Edition. quarto, boards in dust jacket. xii, 480 pp. Hermitage Antiquarian Bookshop, Item #13535
Illustrated, with 26 color plates. Yellowbacks were an important branch of fiction publishing in Victorian England, inexpensive books designed to be sold in railway stalls. This eighth and penultimate volume focuses on Simpkin, Marshall & Co., J. W. Arrowsmith, Richard Bentley, Ward & Downey, James Blackwood. Topp's multi-volume bibliography is based on his collection of 1700 Yellowbacks and 1900 19th century paperbacks, organized around the major publishers. Entries are arranged chronologically, listing both the first English and American editions. New, without flaw.