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Henry Altemus Co. (1842-19365)
Editorial offices at 806 Market Street by 1874, 28 South Fourth by 1890, moved to 1326 Vine Street in 1914. By 1886, could manufacture 5,000 books a day. Specialized in elaborate yet inexpensive bindings. Began reprinting in 1889 (Altemus Library); Laurel Series 1893; Vademecum series 1894; Representative Poets, Devotional, and Young People's Library 1895. Altemus Library prices ranged from $.75 for cloth to $1.50 in half levant and $1.75 for half English calf. Laurel series were boxed, two volume sets priced from $1 to $4. Vademecum books were priced $.25 to $.75 .

This important Philadelphia firm began life as a bookbindery established by Henry Altemus' father, Joseph T. Altemus, who died in 1854. For historical information on the firm, based on an inventory of the contents of the bindery at the time of Joseph's death, see Mary-Parke Johnson, "An Inventory of the Joseph T. Altemus Bookbindery, Philadelphia, 1854," The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 80:2 (1986), pages 179-191. There is a extra-ordinarily extensive website devoted to the Henry Altemus Company and its books. [[from The Lucille Project]

  1. []. Robinson Crusoe, his life and strange surprising adventures. Philadelphia, Henry Altemus,  1897
  2. []. Robinson Crusoe, his life and strange surprising adventures. Philadelphia, Henry Altemus,  1895  
  3. cover[]. Robinson Crusoe, his life and strange surprising adventures. Philadelphia, Henry Altemus,  1897   [21][e30bin]
  4. []. Robinson Crusoe, his life and strange surprising adventures. Philadelphia, Henry Altemus,  nd   [14]

  5.   []. Robinson Crusoe. His Life and Surprising Adventures. Philadelphia, Henry Altemus, 1897

  6.  altemus 1899 altemis 1899-title  []. Robinson Crusoe, His Life and Strange, Surprising Adventures. In Words of One Syllable. . Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, 1899.  

  7. []. Robinson Crusoe, His Life and Strange, Surprising Adventures. In Words of One Syllable. . Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, 1899.

  8. cover[]. Robinson Crusoe. His Life and Strange Adventures. Arranged for Young Readers. . Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, copyright 1899.[60]
  9. cover title page[]. Robinson Crusoe. His Life and Strange Adventures. Arranged for Young Readers. Philadelphia, Henry Altemus Company, copyright 1899    [w20.72-2011/21.03] [e40bin]

  10. dustjacketcover[]. Robinson Crusoe. His Life and Strange Adventures. Arranged for Young Readers. Philadelphia, Henry Altemus Company, copyright 1899  [e45bin]

  11. []. Robinson Crusoe. His Life and Strange Surprising Adventures. In words of one syllable. Philadelphia, Henry Altemus Company, 1897 [g4]

  12. []. Robinson Crusoe. His Life and Strange Surprising Adventures. In words of one syllable. Philadelphia, Henry Altemus Company, 1897

  13. []. Robinson Crusoe. His Life and Strange Surprising Adventures. In words of one syllable. Philadelphia, Henry Altemus Company, 1899   

  14.  []. Robinson Crusoe. His Life and Strange Surprising Adventures. In words of one syllable. Philadelphia, Henry Altemus Company, 1899 

  15.    []. Robinson Crusoe. His Life and Strange Surprising Adventures. In words of one syllable. Philadelphia, Henry Altemus Company, 1899  [18]

  16.   []. ROBINSON CRUSOE, His Life and Strange, Surprising Adventures. In Words of One Syllable. . Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, 1899.

  17. []. ROBINSON CRUSOE, His Life and Strange, Surprising Adventures. In Words of One Syllable. . Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, 1899. [e15.29bin]

  18. []. ROBINSON CRUSOE, His Life and Strange, Surprising Adventures. In Words of One Syllable. . Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, 1899. [inscribed 1910]

  19. []. ROBINSON CRUSOE, His Life and Strange, Surprising Adventures. In Words of One Syllable. . Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, 1899. [inscribed 1908]

  20. []. ROBINSON CRUSOE, His Life and Strange, Surprising Adventures. In Words of One Syllable. . Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, 1899.

  21. []. ROBINSON CRUSOE, His Life and Strange, Surprising Adventures. In Words of One Syllable. . Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, 1899.  [I believe this is the same as 19 above]

  22. []. Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe, Arranged for Young Readers. Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, copyright 1899.  [inscribed 1923]

  23. []. ROBINSON CRUSOE, His Life and Strange, Surprising Adventures. In Words of One Syllable. . Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, 1899.

  24. [].. Robinson Crusoe. His Life and Strange Surprising Adventures. (in words of one syllable) Philadelphia, Henry Altemus, 1899   

  25. []. ROBINSON CRUSOE, His Life and Strange, Surprising Adventures. In Words of One Syllable. . Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, 1900

  26.   [] [illustrated by Walter Paget].  The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Of York, Mariner, as Related by Himself   Philadelphia., Henry Altemus, nd. [c1908]  

  27. [] The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Of York, Mariner, as Related by Himself   Philadelphia., Henry Altemus, nd   [inscribed 1898] 

  28. []. Robinson Crusoe, In Words of one Syllable. Philadelphia., Henry Altemus, nd.[copyright 1900]

  29. []   The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Of York, Mariner, as Related by Himself   Philadelphia., Henry Altemus, nd.  

  30. []. The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Of York, Mariner, as Related by Himself   Philadelphia., Henry Altemus, 1908 

  31. []. The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Of York, Mariner, as Related by Himself   Philadelphia., Henry Altemus, 1908 
  32. []. The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Of York, Mariner, as Related by Himself   Philadelphia., Henry Altemus, 1908 

  33. []. The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Of York, Mariner, as Related by Himself   Philadelphia., Henry Altemus, 1908 [e45bin]

  34.  [] [illustrated by Walter Paget].  The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Of York, Mariner, as Related by Himself   Philadelphia., Henry Altemus, nd.

  35. []. Robinsono Kruso in Esperanto. Philadelphia., Henry Altemus, 1908    [paperbound]

  36. []. The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner, as Related by Himself. Philadelphia., Henry Altemus, 1908  

  37. []. Robinson Crusoe, In Words of one Syllable. Philadelphia., Henry Altemus, 1899

  38. cover []. Robinson Crusoe, In Words of one Syllable. Philadelphia., Henry Altemus, [inscribed 1903]
  39. []. Robinson Crusoe, In Words of one Syllable. Philadelphia., Henry Altemus, nd

  40.   []. Robinson Crusoe, In Words of one Syllable. Philadelphia., Henry Altemus, nd. 

  41.   []. Robinson Crusoe, In Words of one Syllable. Philadelphia., Henry Altemus, nd. [inscribed 1919]

  42. []. Robinson Crusoe, In Words of one Syllable. Philadelphia., Henry Altemus, nd   [inscribed 1901]

  43. G. C. H. Robinson Crusoe; and arranged for young readers in words of one syllable by G.C.H. Henry Altemus, 1929   

  44. G. C. H. Robinson Crusoe; and arranged for young readers in words of one syllable by G.C.H. Henry Altemus, 1929 [w59.99-2011-61.56]

 

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