American Literary Gazette and Publishers Circular

AND Lublishers ' Circular . Invuod on tho let and 15th of each Month , at $ 2.00
per Annum In Advance . GEORGE W. CHILDS , PUBLISHER , Nos . 628 & 630 ...




ISBN: UCAL:B2892273



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George Palmer Putnam

Quoted in American Publishers' Circular and Literary Gazette 6(22 September
1860): 483. 55. Fields to GPP, 30 ... See American Literary Gazette and
Publishers' Circular octavo series 4 (15 December 1864): 109, and octavo series
4 ...


Author: Ezra Greenspan

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271040462

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 532

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George Palmer Putnam (1814&–1872) was arguably the most important American publisher of the nineteenth century, a man fully and multiply involved in developments transforming all aspects of literary culture. In this comprehensive cultural biography, Ezra Greenspan offers a wide-ranging account of a rich, productive life lived in print, interrelating Putnam&’s life with the life of his family (one of the most remarkable of its time), with the changing patterns of life in New York City and the nation, and with the institutionalization of modern print culture in nineteenth-century America. Putnam&’s roles and achievements were many: he established and ran the publishing house of G. P. Putnam&’s in New York City; published many of the leading American antebellum writers, male and female, canonical and noncanonical (indeed, was responsible for the first act of American canonization&—of Washington Irving); was the leading publisher of art books in his time and launched Putnam's Monthly; led efforts resulting in the institutionalization of the American publishing industry and was the most outspoken promoter of American authorship; led the fight in the United States for international copyright; was the first American publisher to open an overseas (London) branch office; and for a decade was the leading American agent in the international book trade. Putnam&’s achievements were not limited to his professional sphere: he was also the founding Superintendent of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the official publisher to the New York World's Fair of 1853, the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue in New York City during the Civil War, and the organizer of the greatest authors-publishers dinner ever given in nineteenth-century America. Friend and confidant to many of the leading figures of his time, he was not simply a centrally placed publisher but was one of the most centrally placed people of his entire society. This study is based on meticulous archival research into not only Putnam's own papers but into the records of his business, the papers of other family members, and the archives of persons with whom Putnam had contact through business and social networks. In a finely detailed narrative, Greenspan weaves together the story of Putnam's life and that of the development of print culture in nineteenth-century America to offer an ambitious, comprehensive biography of this &"representative American publisher.&"

This was Publishing

American Literary Gazette and Publishers' Circular, January 1, 1864, Vol. 2, No. 5
, p. 176. 3. P.W., June 5, 1886, Vol. 29, No. 749, p. 738; Frank E. Compton, “
Subscription Books,” in The Bowker Lectures on Book Publishing, First Series.


Author: Donald Henry Sheehan


ISBN: STANFORD:36105012053539

Category: Publishers and publishing

Page: 288

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Hans Christian Andersen in American Literary Criticism of the Nineteenth Century

See Elias Bredsdorff, Danish Literature in English Translation, with a Special
Hans Christian Andersen Supplement: A ... Unsigned review of The
Improvisatore, American Literary Gazette and Publishers' Circular, September 1,
1869, 254. 66.


Author: Herbert Rowland

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

ISBN: 9781683932673

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 412

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In Hans Christian Andersen in American Literary Criticism of the Nineteenth Century, Herbert Rowland argues that the literary criticism accompanying the publication of Hans Christian Andersen’s works in the United States compares favorably in scope, perceptiveness, and chronological coverage with the few other national receptions of Andersen outside of Denmark. Rowland contends that American commentators made it abundantly evident that, in addition to his fairy tales, Andersen wrote several novels, travelogues, and an autobiography which were all of more than common interest. In the process, Rowland shows that American commentators “naturalized” Andersen in the United States by confronting the sensationalism in the journalism and literature of the time with the perceived wholesomeness of Andersen’s writing, deploying his long fiction on both sides of the debate over the nature and relative value of the romance and the novel, and drawing on three of his works to support their positions on slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.

A History of American Magazines 1865 1885

Norton under the title, Norton's Literary Advertiser; but the title was changed at
the beginning of the next year to Norton's Literary Gazette and Publishers'
Circular. Its contents were adequately indicated by its subtitle: "A Monthly record
of works ...


Author: Frank L. Mott

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674395522

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 688

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The first volume of this work, covering the period from 1741-1850, was issued in 1931 by another publisher, and is reissued now without change, under our imprint. The second volume covers the period from 1850 to 1865; the third volume, the period from 1865 to 1885. For each chronological period, Mr. Mott has provided a running history which notes the occurrence of the chief general magazines and the developments in the field of class periodicals, as well as publishing conditions during that period, the development of circulations, advertising, payments to contributors, reader attitudes, changing formats, styles and processes of illustration, and the like. Then in a supplement to that running history, he offers historical sketches of the chief magazines which flourished in the period. These sketches extend far beyond the chronological limitations of the period. The second and third volumes present, altogether, separate sketches of seventy-six magazines, including The North American Review, The Youth's Companion, The Liberator, The Independent, Harper's Monthly, Leslie's Weekly, Harper's Weekly, The Atlantic Monthly, St. Nicholas, and Puck. The whole is an unusual mirror of American civilization.

The Imagined Civil War

For the publishing date, see American Publishers' Circular and Literary Gazette,
June 1, 1863, 142. Trovvbridge, My Own Story, 260. Trowbridge no doubt drew
on newspaper accounts of drummer boys in writing his novel. But as Bell Irvin ...


Author: Alice Fahs

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807854638

Category: History

Page: 424

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Alice Fahs explores a little-known and fascinating side of the Civil War - the outpouring of popular literature inspired by the conflict. From 1861 to 1865, authors and publishers in both the North and the South produced a remarkable variety of war-related compositions, including poems, songs, children's stories, romances, novels, histories, and even humorous pieces. Fahs mines these rich but long-neglected resources to recover the diversity of the war's political and social meanings. Instead of narrowly portraying the Civil War as a clash between two great, white armies, popular literature offered a wide range of representations through which to consider the conflict, as Fahs demonstrates. Works that explored the war's devastating impact on white women's lives, for example, proclaimed the importance of their experiences on the home front, while popular writings that celebrated black manhood and heroism in the wake of emancipation helped readers begin to imagine new roles for blacks in American life. By providing subjects and characters with which a broad spectrum of people could identify, popular literature invited ordinary Americans to envision themselves as active participants in the war and helped shape new modes of imagining the relationships of diverse individuals to the nation.

American Women Authors and Literary Property 1822 1869

arrange for publication of an “ author ' s edition ” and would voluntarily pay her
royalties on sales . ( In this ... A few weeks later , in its “ Notes on Books and
Booksellers , ” the American Literary Gazette and Publishers ' Circular reported , “
MR .


Author: Melissa J. Homestead

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521853826

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Explores the relationship between copyright laws and women's writing in nineteenth-century America.

The Work of Frederick Leypoldt

Leypoldt was not now recognizing the need for a weekly trade journal for the first
time ; nor was the Weekly Trade Circular the first such publication to exist . The
American Publishers ' Circular and Literary Gazette , which was begun in 1855
as ...


Author: Jay W. Beswick


ISBN: UCAL:B4226034


Page: 102

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Introduction -- A brief sketch of Leypoldt's life -- Leypoldt as bookseller and publisher -- Leypoldt's imprint publications and their derivatives -- The publishers' weekly -- Comprehensive national bibliography -- Service to the library profession.

The Directory of American Book Publishing from Founding Fathers to Today s Conglomerates

It grew out of Leypoldt ' s earlier Literary Bulletin ( founded in 1868 ) and the
Monthly Book Trade Circular ( founded in 1869 ) . In 1873 Leypoldt ' s Weekly
Trade Circular was merged with George W . Childs ' American Literary Gazette
and ...


Author: George Thomas Kurian

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: UOM:39015014439742

Category: Publishers and publishing

Page: 386

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American Literary Realism 1870 1910

... the PUBLISHERS ' WEEKLY , " With which is incorporated the American
Literary Gazette and Publishers ' Circular . ... of the collaboration being a review
by Bowker , " Literature in America in 1871 , " which ran serially in the




ISBN: UCSC:32106015698340

Category: American literature


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