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ROBINSON CRUSOE -  An English Graphical Bibliography 

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William L. Allison (1869-1892) / William L. Allison Co. (1893-1899)



Address in 1880s was 93 Chambers Street. Published Arundale Edition. Plates sold to Lovell's United States Book Company in 1892. Allison died 1893. Published cheap clothbound books in latter 1880s; cheap twelvemos of standard books priced at $1.00 but actually sold in dry goods stores for only 25 cents... Lovell purchased plates in 1890... was an important New York publisher of cheap cloth-bound books during the 1880s, particularly in the latter part. Allison published the Arundale Edition of cheap twelvemos, a cheap edition of Chamber's Encyclopedia, the works of Shakespeare, and many other books in low-priced editions. Many of the Allison publications came under the control of the United States Book Company when it was organized in 1890. presumably Allison retrieved his plates from Lovell (as did other publishers) and continued to publish into the late 1890s.[from Lucille project]



In her The Publishing History of Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1857-2002 (2008), Claire Parfait notes that Donohue Bros. (Chicago) announced in the 1899 [U.S. Catalog:] Books in Print that it had succeeded W. L. Allison (page 163).)
William L. Allison succeeded the T. O'Kane publishing firm in 1869. In the late 1880's and 1890's this firm was best known for its numerous series of cheap reprints.
The founder, William L. Allison, died in 1893. [from The Tom Brown Series by Tom Hughes]

  1. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. New York, W. L. Allison Company, Publishers, nd    [inscribed 1896]

  2. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. New York, W. L. Allison Company, Publishers, nd    [inscribed 1897]

  3.   []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. New York, W. L. Allison Company, Publishers, 1888

  4. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. New York, W. L. Allison Company, Publishers, 1889

  5. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. New York, W. L. Allison Company, Publishers, nd.
  6.   []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. New York, W. L. Allison Company, Publishers, nd   [21]

  7. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. New York, W. L. Allison Company, Publishers, nd  

  8. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. New York, W. L. Allison Company, Publishers, nd    [inscrobed 1895]

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