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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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American Type Founders Co.

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

In response to competition from Linotype and Monotype and their hot-metal composition methods, 23 typefoundries established the American Type Founders Co. in 1892. It acquired rights to a...

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Stoudios

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

Roman consul in ad 454 and founder in Constantinople of a monastery dedicated to St John the Baptist. The monastery retained the founder’s name in its official title, and impressive ...

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W. H. Robinson

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

English family firm of booksellers, established 1881.

Under the direction of the founder’s sons, Lionel (1897–1983) and Philip (1902–91), the firm specialized in rare books, moving...

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Kenedy & Sons, P. J.

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

Catholic publishers of Baltimore and New York, established 1826. Designated ‘Publisher to the Holy Apostolic See’ in 1895, Patrick John Kenedy (the founder’s son) published The Official...

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Franco Angeli

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

 (1930–2007) Founder of the Milan publishing house of the same name (1955),

which exploited a gap in the market for management studies; subsequently, it fed on the expansion of the...

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Albin Michel

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

Established in Paris in 1900 (and named after its founder), the firm became successful by publishing Henri Barbusse and Romain Rolland (1915 Nobel Prize) and Pierre Benoît’s best-selling...

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Club of Odd Volumes

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

A private club, established 1887 in Boston, of fewer than 150 members, dedicated primarily to the history of books and book collecting. The goals of its eleven founders included promoting...

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Alexander Smith Cochran

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

 (1874–1929) American book collector and founder of the Elizabethan Club of Yale University.

Inspired by an undergraduate course on Elizabethan drama, Cochran gathered nearly 200...

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Be'ur

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

Bible commentary by one of the founders of the Jewish Enlightenment in Berlin, Moses Mendelssohn (1729–86), with an edition and translation into German (in Hebrew characters). Published in...

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Valentino Bompiani

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

 (1898–1992)

Founder of the eponymous Milan publishing house (1929). He trained at Mondadori, and his three volumes of memoirs are an important source for the history of 20th-centu...

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George Braziller

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

 (1916– ) American publisher and book club founder.

Working as a clerk for a remainder company, Braziller conceived the idea for Book Find Club, which he launched in 1942 by asking...

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Carnegie Medal

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

Britain’s leading prize for children’s literature, regarded as equivalent to the Newbery Medal in the US. Named after the great founder and patron of libraries A. Carnegie, the prize has ...

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Henry Lewis Bullen

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

 (1857–1938) Australian-born American printer, scholar, collector, and librarian

of the American Type Founders Company. Credited with successfully promoting the history of...

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Reprint Society

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

British book club, founded in 1939 by Alan Bott, also founder of the Book Society. It comprised a consortium of five trade publishers: W. A. R. Collins; Harold Macmillan; A. ...

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Emil Preetorius

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

 (1883–1973) German illustrator, stage designer, and founder,

with Paul Renner, of the Munich Academy for Book Design. He was president of the Bayerische Akademie der schönen...

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Raza Library, Rampur

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

Located in Uttar Pradesh, it was built around the collection of the founder of Rampur state, Nawab Faizullah Khan, from 1774 onwards, and was nurtured by the subsequent Nawabs. The ...

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Pavel Josef Šafařík

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

 (1795–1861) Slovak-born Czech scholar, and Slavonic philologist, librarian, and, finally, director of the Imperial and Royal Public and University Library in Prague.

He was one of...

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Elvira Giorgianni Sellerio

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

 (1936– ) Founder in 1969,

with her erstwhile husband, of the Palermo publishing house of the same name. The business first achieved prominence with L’Affaire Moro (1978) by...

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Ladislav Jan Živný

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

(1872–1949)

Founder of modern Czech librarianship based on the Anglo-American model. Živný was instrumental in setting standards for Czechoslovak librarianship, establishing a...

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Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

German free research library with a special focus on the early modern period. The HAB began in 1572 and is named after its true founder, Duke August von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel the ...

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