The Book Buyer Volume 19

The Book Buyer Volume 19

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...paid for his " Schoolboy Lyrics " may be surpassed yet. In view of the antagonism of his ideals to those of the average middle class English household (the real buyer of books), his enormous popularity is a puzzle to some of us. Among the curiosities of publishing I may note the creation of a real Mr, Methuen. The firm of Methuen was founded some ten years ago by Algernon Methuen Marshall Stedman. He has now transposed the Methuen to the end of his name. Few young firms, with the exception of Mr. Heinemann, have made such progress as Mr. Stedman, who has a very able coadjutor in Mr.Webster. He based his business on his experience as a university man by publishing higher educational books. From that he worked into paying fiction, and to-day he takes rank as a prominent publisher. He has increased his reputation immensely by his edition of Gibbon, which Professor Bury, of Dublin, is editing; and he has carefully avoided fads. By establishing himself in Essex Street, which runs from the Strand to the Thames Embankment, just where Mr. Astor has built his magnificent estate. oflice, he forms a half way house between Paternoster Row and the newer race of publishers, who are peopling the region of Oovent Garden. Mr. Methuen's latest enterprise is the republication of Sven Hedin's book in sixteen monthly parts. Society of a literary-dramatic type has just welcomed back to it a familiar figure in the person of Mr. Malcolm Salaman, who, after a year's severe illness, has lost the sight of an eye through nerve trouble. Mr. Salaman, who is a son of the veteran composer, has written some plays, and is remembered by a very clever book on women as judged by a man. He has edited the printed plays of Mr. Pinero, with whom he...show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236753178
  • 9781236753175