VICTORIAN YELLOWBACKS & PAPERBACKS, 1849-1905. Chester W. Topp.

VICTORIAN YELLOWBACKS & PAPERBACKS, 1849-1905.

9 Volumes. Bob took volume 7 for an Abe order 5/31/16

  • Denver, CO: Hermitage Antiquarian Bookshop, 1993.
  • 4to.
  • gilt-stamped cloth, dust jacket
  • variously paginated
  • ISBN: 096339200X

Price: $300.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 112255

The complete, nine volume bibliography of publishers of Victorian yellowbacks and paperbacks. First edition limited to 500 copies, except for Volume I, of which 750 copies were printed. An expansion of the work of Michael Sadleir and the catalogue of the Robert Wolf collection, this series represents the first comprehensive study of this important literary genre. Taken together, the nine volumes shed new light on Victorian popular culture. Arranged chronologically by publisher, each numbered entry includes information on the first English and American editions, along with other important editions. Each volume includes frontispiece, listing of short titles and abbreviations, historical information on the publishers, color plates, and name, series, title indices.

Volume I--George Routledge
Volume II--Ward & Lock
Volume III--Hotten, Chatto & Windus; Chapman & Hall
Volume IV--Frederick Warne & Co.; Sampson Low & Co.
Volume V--Macmillan & Co.; Smith, Elder & Co.
Volume VI--Longmans, Green & Co.; C.H. Clarke; John Maxwell & Co.; Tinsley Bros.
Volume VII--F.V. White & Co.; Cassell & Co.; William Blackwood & Sons; Vizetelly & Co.
Volume VIII--Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; J.W. Arrowsmith; Richard Bentley; Ward & Downey; James Blackwood
Volume IX--David Bryce; Ingram, Cooke & Co.; Henry Lea; Swan Sonnernschein & Co.; J.&C. Brown & Co.