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D. Appleton & Co. (1831 - 1945)

D. Appleton & Company was an American company founded by Daniel Appleton (December 10, 1785 March 27, 1849), who opened a general store which included books. He published his first book in 1831. The company's publications gradually extended over the entire field of literature. It issued the works of contemporary scientists at moderate prices, for example, Herbert Spencer, John Tyndall, Thomas Huxley, Charles Darwin, etc. Medical books formed a special department, and books in the Spanish language for the South American market were a specialty which the firm made its own. In belles lettres and American history it had a strong list of names among its authors.



Timeline
  • 1813 Relocated from Haverhill to Boston and imported books from England
  • 1825 Relocated to New York City and entered the book business with brother-in-law Jonathan Leavitt
  • 1831 Published first book: Crumbs from the Master's Table[2] by William Mason (17191791)
  • 1848 Daniel Appleton retired; son William Henry Appleton (18141899) formed a partnership with his brothers, John Adams Appleton (18171881), George Swett Appleton (18211878), Daniel Sidney Appleton (18241890), and Samuel Francis Appleton (18261883)
  • 1849 Death of Daniel Appleton
  • 1857 First New York trade publisher to engage in subscription publishing
  • 1872 Popular Science magazine started
  • 1875 Original publication of the memoirs of General William Tecumseh Sherman, one of the first such publications by a Civil War general
  • 1880 Co-founded American Book Company
  • 1881 Relocated from Leonard Street and Broadway, to Bond Street, New York City
  • 1894 Published Songs of the Soil by Frank Lebby Stanton
  • 1900 Filed for bankruptcy and sold Popular Science; re-organized by Joseph H. Sears of Harper's
  • 1919 J. W. Hiltman named president
  • 1924 Purchased Stewart Kidd Publisher Co, founded in 1914
  • 1933 Merged with The Century Company, founded in 1881, to form the Appleton-Century Company
  • 1945 Sold hymn books department to Revell Publishing
  • 1948 Merged with F. S. Crofts Co., founded in 1924, to form Appleton-Century-Crofts.
  • 1960 Purchased by Meredith Publishing Company
  • 1973 Appleton division purchased by Prentice Hall
  • 1974 New Century division sold to Charles Walther, and eventually became part of Academic Learning Company, LLC
  • 1998 Prentice Hall merged with Pearson Education
  • 2003 Academic Learning Company, LLC acquired New Win Publishing, which was a division of New Century Publishing


  1.   ]. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe:   New York, D. Appleton & Co., [inscribed 1846]

  2. ]. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe:   New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1851

  3. []. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe:   New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1852

  4. []. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe:   New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1853

  5. []. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe:   New York, D. Appleton & Co., nd

  6. []. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe:   New York, D. Appleton & Co., nd

  7. []. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe:   New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1859

  8.    []. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. New York, Appleton & Co., 1861   

  9. []. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. New York, Appleton & Co., 1861   

  10.    []. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. New York, Appleton & Co., 1865

  11. []. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. New York, Appleton & Co., 1866

  12. []. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel De Foe, "The Only Complete American Edition". New York, Appleton & Co.,  1873.

  13. [ ]. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe:   New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1877

  14. []. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. New York, Appleton & Co., nd

  15. []. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. With a memoir of the author and an essay on his writings. New York, Appleton & Co., nd

  16. title page[]. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. New York, Appleton & Co., 1879 [e58bin]

  17. Appleton 1879 title page[] The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoeu> New York, Appleton & Co., 1879 [w24.99-2011-25.48]
  18. []. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. New York, Appleton & Co., 1920
  19. []. Robinson Crusoe. New York, Appleton & Co., 1936

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