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ROBINSON CRUSOE -  An English Graphical Bibliography 

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Belford, Clarke and Company (1875-1892)
Alexander Belford and James Clarke. Started at corner of Congress and Wabash, opened bookstalls in department stores and expanded them to most major cities. New York branch opened in 1879 at 384-386 Broadway. Sued 1880 by Estes & Lauriat for piracy of Chatterbox a magazine for children]. 1882 begin to publish "cheap twelvemos"; in 1885 advertised plan to manufacture two million that year, sold for as little as $.25. Sold Encyclopaedia Britannica by newspaper installment plan. Chicago building destroyed by fire in 1886. Clarke left company in 1888. Part of United States Book Co. 1890. Merged with other companies in 1892 to form Werner Company. (DLB 49). 1872-1899. Publishers in the United States (Chicago and New York branches, with occasional San Francisco and St. Louis imprints)... pioneered use of department store bookstalls... In the 1890s the remaining reprint stock was sold to the Werner Company, with one brother, Alexander, taking command of Werner's publishing division. The panic of 1898 drove Werner into receivership by 1899, and that is the last date for which any Belford imprint is seen. (Daniel G. Siegel in Stern). Firm began in Toronto; published cheap editions of American books (e.g., Twain) without copyright restrictions. "Who caused this 'cheapening' of such works? What other leading house has ever catalogued sets of standard works at $10., $12., $16. etc., and sold them at $2.40, $3.60, $4.80, etc., and even less?"
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  1. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago and New York, Belford, Clarke & Co., ND        [inscribed 1883]

  2. cover[]. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago and New York, Belford, Clarke & Co., nd  [inscribed 1883]

  3. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago and New York, Belford, Clarke & Co., nd  [inscribed 1883]

  4. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago and New York, Belford, Clarke & Co., 1884  

  5. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago and New York, Belford, Clarke & Co., 1884   [e100bin]

  6. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago and New York, Belford, Clarke & Co., nd. [inscribed 1883]  

  7. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago and New York, Belford, Clarke & Co., nd

  8. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago and New York, Belford, Clarke & Co., nd

  9. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago and New York, Belford, Clarke & Co., 1884 

  10. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago and New York, Belford, Clarke & Co., 1884 

  11. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago and New York, Belford, Clarke & Co., 1884 [e44bin]

  12. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago and New York, Belford, Clarke & Co., 1884 

  13. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago and New York, Belford, Clarke & Co., 1884    

  14. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago and New York, Belford, Clarke & Co., nd. 

  15. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago and New York, Belford, Clarke & Co., 1885

  16. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago and New York, Belford, Clarke & Co., 1885

  17. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago and New York, Belford, Clarke & Co., 1885

  18. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago and New York, Belford, Clarke & Co., 1886  

  19. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago and New York, Belford, Clarke & Co., 1887   [e130.00sb]

  20. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago and New York, Belford, Clarke & Co., 1887   [w34.99-2011]

  21.   []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago, New York & San Francisco, Belford, Clark & Co., 1889

  22.   []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago, New York & San Francisco, Belford, Clark & Co., 1886
  23.   []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago, New York & San Francisco, Belford, Clark & Co., 1889
  24. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago, New York & San Francisco, Belford, Clark & Co., 1889
  25. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago, New York & San Francisco, Belford, Clark & Co., 1899

  26. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago, New York & San Francisco, Belford, Clark & Co., 1899

  27. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago, New York & San Francisco, Belford, Clark & Co., nd

  28.   []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago, New York & San Francisco, Belford, Clark & Co., nd

  29.   []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago, New York & San Francisco, Belford, Clark & Co., nd

  30. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago, New York & San Francisco, Belford, Clark & Co., nd

  31. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. Chicago, New York & San Francisco, Belford, Clark & Co., nd  [inscribed 1892]

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