J. M. Dent

J. M. Dent

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Joseph Malaby Dent (30 August 1849 - 9 May 1926) was a British book publisher who produced the Everyman's Library series. Dent was born in Darlington and after a short and unsuccessful stint as an apprentice printer he took up bookbinding. At the age of fifteen he gave a talk on James Boswell's Life of Johnson which would be the first book printed in the Everyman's Library. He began publishing high quality limited editions of classic literature under the Temple Library imprint. In 1888 he founded the publishing firm of J. M. Dent and Company. (It became J.M. Dent & Sons in 1909). Between 1889 and 1894 Dent published the works of Lamb, Goldsmith, Austen, Chaucer, Tennyson, and like authors. Printed in small runs on handmade paper, these early editions enjoyed modest commercial success. Dent established the highly successful Temple Shakespeare series in 1894.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134903213
  • 9786134903219