Random Recollections of an Old Publisher 2 Volume Paperback Set
Cambridge Library Collection - Printing and Publishing History
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|Format:||Multiple copy pack, 748 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 04 March 2010|
William Tinsley (1830-1900) was a noted Victorian publisher whose catalogue included works by such celebrated novelists as Thomas Hardy and Wilkie Collins. This two-volume autobiography, first published in 1900, traces his life from his rural childhood to the establishment and rise of the Tinsley Brothers company in 1858, and its later collapse. Each chapter is divided into a series of brief sketches of authors and other contemporaries. The book describes the personalities Tinsley encountered, and also includes observations on Victorian transport and commerce, and playwrights, actors and theatres (including Sadler's Wells). Based on Tinsley's personal recollections, and incorporating letters as well as anecdotal information, these volumes will fascinate anyone interested in the history of publishing and the development of the nineteenth-century novel.
Table of Contents
Volume I: 1. On Highgate Hill; 2. A budding Bloomfield; 3. Thomas and Robert Cooper; 4. Mr Mudie and the Library Company; 5. Joseph Hatton the novelist; 6. Harrison Ainsworth; 7. Mr George Meredith; 8. Robert Crawford, of Edinburgh; 9. H.S . Leigh; 10. H.J . Byron; 11. James Grant the journalist; 12. Charles James Matthews; 13. William Black; 14. Shirley Brooks; 15. A sad end to a merry party; 16. J. L. Toole at the Coventry Street picture shop; Volume II: 1. J. L. Toole matter continued; 2. Toole's conjuring and other conjurors; 3. The Hon. Lewis Wingfield; 4. Last years of Vauxhall Gardens; 5. 'I am not a Bohemian'; 6. The founding of the Savage Club; 7. Harry Cox; 8. Sadler's Wells Theatre; 9. The Eagle tavern and Grecian Theatre; 10. Some dramatic books and critics; 11. Mr and Mrs Henry Sampson; 12. William Winter; 13. Alfred Thomson Greenacre; 14. Mr Fred Horner; 15. Henri van Laun; 16. Richard Dowling.
|Publisher: ||Cambridge University Press|
|Dimensions: ||21.0 x 140.0 x 6.0 centimeters (1.31 kg)|