- New Castle and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2004.
- 5.5 x 8.75 inches
- 94 pages.
- ISBN: 1584561467
- ISBN: 9781584561460
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Order Nr. 79505
This 96-page booklet was reprinted from the pages of The Book Collector. The work begins with a detailed history of the eclectic British publishing firm founded in 1946 by Rupert Hart-Davis. From each title they published to the company's finances, this book tells the story of Rupert Hart-Davis, revealing much about the man as well as the business. The success of his firm was not measured financially but in well-edited and well-produced non-fiction books. The second half of the work consists of an invaluable 637-title bibliographical check list of all the books published by the firm from 1947 to 1963. This book would be of interest to all enthusiasts of publishing history, especially those focussing on post-World-War II Britain.