The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
VOLUME XVIII. Later National Literature, Part III.

XXIX. Book Publishers and Publishing



Address of Certain Authors of Great Britain to the House of Representatives of the United States, in Congress Assembled. Congressional Record, Washington, 1888, vol. 19, p. 3241.

Address to the People of the United States in behalf of the American Copyright Club Adopted at New York, October 18, 1843. [Signed by William Cullen Bryant, Francis L. Hawks, and Cornelius Matthews.]

Andrews, W. L. The Old Booksellers of New York. 1895.

Appleton, W. H. Letters on International Copyright. 1878.

Authors and Publishers. A Description of Publishing Methods and Arrangements. 4th ed., 1855.

Ayer, C. S. Foreign Drama on the English and American Stage. University of Colorado Studies, June, 1909; Dec., 1909; Nov., 1913; Nov., 1914.

Baird, H. C. Copyright, National and International, An Address. Philadelphia. 1884. Editorial Contributions to the Trade History—Number One. The Carey-Baird Centenary, January 25, 1885. The American Bookseller, 1 July, 1885.

Bassett, J. S. The Middle Group of American Historians. 1917.

Beers, H. A. Nathaniel Parker Willis. Boston, 1885.

Bentley, W. Diary. 4 vols. Salem, Mass., 1905.

Bibliographical Guide to American Literature, 1817–1857. London, 1859.

Bolton, C. K. Circulating Libraries in Boston, 1765–1865. Reprinted from The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Proceedings, Feb., 1907.

Books in Williamsburg. William and Mary College Quarterly, Oct., 1906.

Boston’s Oldest Publishing House [Little, Brown and Company]. Reprint from The Nation, 8 July, 1915.

Bowker, R. R. Copyright, Its Law and Its Literature. 1886.

Bradsher, E. L. A Model American Library of 1793. Sewanee Review, Oct., 1916. An Early American Publisher and His Audience. Sewanee Review, July, 1913. Early American Book Prices. Publisher’s Weekly, 8 Mar., 1913. The Financial Rewards of American Authors. Sewanee Review, April, 1920. The First American Edition of the Lyrical Ballads. South Atlantic Quarterly, July, 1917. Mathew Carey: Editor, Author, and Publisher. A Study in American Literary Development. 1912. The Money Returns of American Authorship. Bookman, June, 1919. Richard Dabney. Sewanee Review, July, 1915.

Brett, G. P. Book Publishing and Its Present Tendencies. Atlantic Monthly, Apr., 1913.

Brotherhead, W. Forty Years Among the Old Booksellers of Philadelphia, 1891.

Brown, W. G. The Lower South in American History. 1903.

Brown, F. F. American Publishing and Publishers (1880–1900). Dial, 1 May, 1900.

Carey, M. Autobiographical Sketches, in a Series of Letters Addressed to a Friend. Philadelphia, 1892. [In The New England Magazine, Vol. 5, p. 404, 489; vol. 6, p. 60, 93, 227, 306, 400; vol. 7, p. 61, 145, 239, 320, 401, 481. (1833–4).]

Catalogue of Authors Whose Works are Published by Houghton, Mifflin and Company. Prefaced by a Sketch of the Firm. Boston, 1899.

Cist, C. Cincinnati in 1841: Its Early Annals and Future Prospects. Cincinnati, 1841.

Collins, V. L. Early Princeton Printing. Princeton, 1911.

Cook, E. C. Literary Influences in Colonial Newspapers, 1704–1750. 1912.

Copyright of American Authors Protected in Germany, The. Publishers’ Weekly, 22 Jan., 1898.

Daly, J. J., Dayton, E. W., McLean, S. F., Parker, W. H., and others. The Department Store: Can the Book Trade Compete with It. Publishers’ Weekly, 15 Jan., 1898.

Davis, J. Travels of Four Years and a Half in the United States of America during 1798, 1800, 1801, and 1802. London, 1803. New York, 1909.

Derby, J. C. Fifty Years among Authors, Books, and Publishers. 1884.

Dredd, F. Some Pioneer New York Publishers. Bookman, Feb., 1900.

Drone, E. S. A Treatise on the Law of Property in Intellectual Productions in Great Britain and the United States. Boston, 1879.

Dunton, J. Letters from New England. Boston, 1867.

Early American Poetry, Elegies and Epitaphs 1677–1717. Boston, 1896.

Early Boston Booksellers, 1642–1711. Boston, 1900. (Club of Odd Volumes.)

Ellsworth, W. W. The Golden Age of Authors. 1919. [The Century Co.]

Estes, D. Speech before the Senate Committee on Patents. Senate Reports, 1st Session, 49th Congress, 1885–86. Vol. 7, Report No. 1188, p. 53. Washington, 1886. Executive Documents of the House of Representatives, Second Session of the 24th Congress. Vol. 4, Document No. 162. Washington, 1837.

Fields, J. T. Biographical Notes and Personal Sketches. Boston, 1881.

Flint, T. Obstacles to American Literature, Knickerbocker Magazine, Sept., 1833.

Ford, P. The Journals of Hugh Gaine, Printer. 2 vols. 1902.

Franklin, B. Autobiography. 1818 [earlier eds. incomplete].

F., S. The Publishing Business. Littell’s Living Age, 9 Feb., 1850.

Geyer, A. Reference Directory of Booksellers and Stationers in the United States and Canada. 1894.

Ginn, E. The School Book, the Publisher, and the Public. Independent, 4 Aug., 1910.

Goodrich, S. G. Recollections of a Lifetime, or Men and Things I have Seen. 2 vols. 1857.

Green, S. A. Early History of Printing in New England. Proc. Mass. Hist. Soc., Second Series, Vol. xi, pp. 240–254 (1897). John Foster the Earliest American Engraver and the First Boston Printer. Boston, 1909. Ten Facsimile Reproductions relating to New England. Boston, 1902.

Griswold, R. W. The Poets and Poetry of America. Philadelphia, 1842. The Prose Writers of America. Philadelphia, 1847.

Halsey, R. V. Forgotten Books of the American Nursery. A History of the Development of the American Story-Book. Boston, 1911.

Halsey, T. W. Our Literary Deluge. 1902.

Harper, J. H. The House of Harper. A Century of Publishing in Franklin Square. 1912.

Heriot, E. Printing and Printers. De Bow’s Review, July, 1848.

Hildeburn, C. R. Issues of the Pennsylvania Press, 1685 to 1784. Philadelphia, 1885. Sketches of Printers and Printing in Colonial New York. 1895.

Holt, H. The Commercialization of Literature. Atlantic Monthly, Nov., 1905. The Publishing Reminiscences of Mr. Henry Holt. Publishers’ Weekly, 12 Feb., 1910. The Recoil of Piracy. Forum, Mar., 1888.

Houghton, H. O. Early Printing in America. Montpelier, 1894.

Ingle, E. Southern Sidelights. 1896.

Inventory of the Estate of Peter Presley Thornton of Northumberland House. Northumberland County, Virginia, 1781. Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Apr., 1914.

Irving, P. M. Life and Letters of Washington Irving. 4 vols. 1862–63.

Jackson, M. K. Outlines of the Literary History of Colonial Pennsylvania. 1906.

James, H., Jr. Hawthorne. [1879].

Joy, J. R. The Making of the Book Concern, 1789–1916. 1916.

Juvenile Books During Twenty-eight Years. Literary Digest, 27 Apr., 1918.

K., V. V. Colophons of American Publishers. [Weekly] Review, 17, 24, 31, Jan.; 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb., 1920.

Legler, H. E. Early Wisconsin Imprints: A Preliminary Essay. Madison, 1904.

Link, S. A. Beginnings of Literature in the Southern Ohio Valley. American Historical Magazine (vol. not given, Harvard Pamphlets), pp. 329–38.

Literary Intelligence. Port Folio, Vol. 18, pp. 340–45. (1824.)

Little, Brown & Co. Publishers’ Weekly, 11 June, 1898.

Longfellow, S. Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 3 vols. Boston, 1886.

Loshe, L. D. The Early American Novel. 1907.

Lounsbury, T. R. James Fenimore Cooper. Boston, 1882.

McMaster, J. B. Benjamin Franklin as a Man of Letters. Boston, 1887.

Making of Text Books, The. Boston, n. d.

Martin, C. M. and B. E. The New York Press and Its Makers in the Eighteenth Century. Historic New York During Two Centuries. Vol. 2, pp. 119–162. 1898.

Mease, J. The Picture of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, 1811.

Moore, J. W. Historical, Biographical, and Miscellaneous Gatherings, In the Form of Disconnected Notes, Relative to Printers, Printing, Publishing, and Editing. Concord, 1886.

Mumby, F. A. The Romance of Book Selling. Boston, 1911.

Munsey, F. A. The Founding of the Munsey Publishing House. 1907.

New Literature, The. Southern Literary Messenger. Apr., 1854.

North, S. N. Value of Book and Job Printing for 1905 and 1900. Census of Manufacturers: 1905. Printing and Publishing. Bulletin 79, table 11. Washington, 1907.

Oberholtzer, E. P. The Literary History of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, 1906.

O’Callaghan, E. P. A List of Editions of the Holy Scriptures and Parts Thereof, Printed in America Previous to 1860. Albany, 1861.

Ogden, R. William Hickling Prescott. Boston, 1904.

One Hundred Years of Publishing: 1785–1885. Philadelphia, 1885.

Parker, T. Publications. Dial, Apr., 1842.

Parton, J. A. Biographical Sketch of G. W. Childs. Philadelphia, 1870.

Philadelphia as a Publishing Centre. Harper’s Weekly, 27 Apr., 1912.

Piper, The. Boston, 10 Apr., 1915.

Publisher’s Confession, A. 1905.

Putnam, G. H. Authors and Publishers: A Manual of Suggestion for Beginners in Literature. 1900. Fifty Years of Books. Nation, 8 July, 1915. George Palmer Putnam, A Memoir. 1912. Memories of a Publisher. 1865–1915. 1915. The Question of the Copyright. [A series of articles by R. R. Bowker, Brander Matthews, G. H. Putnam, W. E. Simonds, Sir James Stephen, and Walter Besant, compiled by G. H. Putnam.] 1891.

Rhode Island Imprints. A List of Books, Pamphlets, Newspapers and Broadsides Printed at Newport, Providence, Warren, Rhode Island between 1727–1800. Providence, 1914.

Roden, R. F. The Cambridge Press 1638–1692. A History of the First Printing Press established in America, Together with a Bibliographical List of the Issues of the Press. 1905.

Rutherford, L. John Peter Zenger: His Press, His Trial and a Bibliography of Zenger Imprints. 1904.

Scudder, H. E. James Russell Lowell, A Biography, 2 vols. Boston, 1901.

Seidensticker, O. The First Century of German Printing in America 1728–1830. Philadelphia, 1893.

Simms, W. G. International Copyright Law. Southern Literary Messenger, Jan., Mar., 1844. Literary Prospects of the South. Russell’s Magazine, June, 1858.

Smith, A. M. Printing and Writing Materials: Their Evolution. Philadelphia, 1912.

Smith, R. P. Anglo-American Copyright, Extracted from The Nineteenth Century, No. 129, November, 1887. [Reprint, with comments by Gladstone, Lord Tennyson, Rider Haggard, Justin McCarthy, Walter Besant, Matthew Arnold, Huxley, and others.] 1887.

Smyth, A. H. The Philadelphia Magazines and their Contributors. Philadelphia, 1892.

Sparks, J. Review of A Discourse Concerning the Influence of America on the Mind, being the Annual Oration delivered before the American Philosophical Society, October 18, 1823 by C. J. Ingersoll. North American Review, Jan., 1824.

Stanard, M. N. Colonial Virginia, Its People and Customs. Philadelphia, 1917.

Tassin, A. American Authors and their Publishers. Bookman, Apr., May, June, July Aug., Sept., 1914. The Story of Modern Book Advertising. Bookman, April, May, June, 1911.

Ticknor, C. Hawthorne and His Publisher. Boston, 1913.

Todd, C. B. Life and Letters of Joel Barlow. 1886.

Townsend, J. W. Kentuckians in History and Literature. 1907.

Trent, W. P. William Gilmore Simms. Boston, 1892.

Trübner, N. Bibliographical Guide to American Literature. London, 1859.

Wallace, J. W. An Old Philadelphian, Colonel William Bradford, The Patriot Printer of 1776. Philadelphia, 1884.

Ward, J. H. The Life and Letters of James Gates Percival. Boston, 1866.

Weeks and Bacon. An Historical Digest of the Provincial Press. Boston, 1911.

Weeks, L. H. A History of Paper-manufacturing in the United States, 1690–1916. 1916.

Weeks, S. B. The Press of North Carolina in the Eighteenth Century. With Biographical Sketches of Printers, An Account of the Manufacture of Paper, and a Bibliography of the Issues. Brooklyn, 1891.

Wegelin, O. Early American Fiction. Stamford, 1902.

Wharton G. M. Review of An International Copyright; in a Letter to the Hon. William C. Preston, Senator of the United States, By Francis Lieber. New York, 1840. North American Review, Apr., 1841.

Wiley & Putnam’s American Book Circular. Apr., 1843.

Williams, J. C. An Oneida County Printer: William Williams Printer, Publisher, Editor, with a Bibliography of the Press at Utica, Oneida County, New York, from 1803–1883. 1904.

Wilson, J. G. The Life and Letters of Fitz-Greene Halleck. 1869.

Wood, F. E. A Graphic Survey of Book Publishing, 1890–1916. Department of The Interior, Bureau of Education, Bulletin, 1917. No. 14, Washington, 1917.

Wood, William and Company. One Hundred Years of Publishing (1804–1904). A Brief Historical Account of the House of William Wood and Company. 1904.

Wright, Rev. J. Early Bibles of America. 1892.


Belknap Papers. Correspondence of Jeremy Belknap, author, with Ebenezer Hazard, bookseller and publisher of Philadelphia, and others. 1779–1798. Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.

Carey Papers. About 510 bound volumes relating to every phase of the publishing business of the firm of Mathew Carey and Successors, 1787–1823; 1834–1837; 1841–1842. [This forms, overwhelmingly, the greatest body of literature relating to American publishing that is now extant.] Lea & Febriger, Philadelphia.

Knox Manuscripts. Papers of Henry Knox, Boston bookseller, 1771–75. Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.

Thomas, Isaiah. A few of the papers of Isaiah Thomas, historian, bookseller, and publisher, are in possession of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass.