A Hundred Years of Publishing
( CHAPMAN & HALL, Ltd. ) WAUGH, Arthur
PUBLISHER'S ASSOCIATION COPY
Published: Chapman & Hall, 1930
Stock code: 42972
8vo., Second Impression, on laid paper, with frontispiece (original captioned tissue guard present), 47 plates on 44, a folding plate on japon, 3 coloured Dickens wrappers in facsimile (all original tissue guards present) and double-page coloured house publication in facsimile (original tissue guard present); original black buckram, upper board blocked in blind, gilt back, uncut, fore-edge very lightly spotted else a very good, bright, crisp copy.
A PRESENTATION COPY FROM JOHN LESLIE BALE WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. Published a month after the first edition. One of the most lavish publishing centenary histories, naturally emphasising the firm's relationships with its most notable authors including Ainsworth, Carlyle, Forster, Meredith, Trollope and, above all, Dickens. Bale was Managing Director of the fim from c.1914 to 1930 (see pp.272-4 et seq., plate facing p.272). 'The present position of the house as scientific and technical publishers owes simply everything to the vigour and judgement of Mr. Bale' (Waugh). AN IMPORTANT AND SCARCE ASSOCIATION COPY.