A History of Longmans and Their Books, 1724-1990: Longevity in Publishing.

New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2008,

First Edition. quarto, cloth in dust jacket. 624pp. Oak Knoll Press, Item #28391

Longmans is the oldest commercial publisher in the United Kingdom, founded in London in 1724 by Thomas Longman. The history is told within the context not only of the book trade, but also of national and international social, economic, intellectual, and cultural history. It tells of the people who ran the firm, the principles they held, and their success as entrepreneurs. Among the titles published by Longmans are Roget's Thesaurus and Gray's Anatomy. Early 19th century authors included William Wordsworh, Robert Southey, and Sir Walter Scott. Late Victorian authors included A. Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and H. Rider Haggard. Longmans has published a variety of important works covering religion, law, medicine, science, sport, dictionaries and reference books including educational publishing. Very fine.

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