A HISTORY OF LONGMANS AND THEIR BOOKS, 1724-1990
Longevity in Publishing

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612pp 300 ILLUS (100 COLOUR) 2008 OUT OF PRINT E288

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Longmans, the oldest commercial publisher in Britain, was founded in London in 1724 by Thomas Longman. This intriguing work tells of the people who ran the firm, the principles they held to and their success as entrepreneurs. From the start, the publisher chose titles likely to have a long life, such as Roget's Thesaurus and Gray's Anatomy. Its list of authors included William Wordsworth, Robert Southey, Sir Walter Scott, Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Louis Stevenson. Throughout its history Longmans has published a variety of important works, covering religion, law, medicine, science and sport, as well as dictionaries and reference books.