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ROBINSON CRUSOE -  An English Graphical Bibliography 

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Hurst & Company(1871-1919)
Thomas D. Hurst, an electrotyper, began this firm in 1871 by reprinting books in his shop on Nassau Street, in New York. Like Worthington, his specialty was clothbound standards in twelvemo, and he was among the first to make this kind of low-priced popular book. From his Argyle Press, which turned out books bearing his imprint, came a flood of volumes and the famous pirated edition of Britannica which Henry Allen and his associates published in 1886. Another of Hurst's popular successes was his "Cameo Edition," containing, as he said, "all the Best Works of the Great Poets." Prospective purchasers were told in advertisements that they were getting books "tastefully printed and bound in the best English cloth," but in fact they got badly printed, indifferently bound books printed on the cheapest paper. Even among the reprinters, Hurst did not stand out as a bookmaker. Hurst was another Lovell acquisition in 1890. He leased his plates to the United States Book Co. on a royalty basis, and when it failed, they reverted to him, and he resumed publishing on his own.

From The Publisher's Weekly, 105:p432 (February 9, 1924): THOMAS D. HURST, founder of the firm of Hurst & Company, died at his home in Brooklyn, February 2nd, in his eighty-first year. He was born in England in 1843. In his early business life he was an electrotyper, having established the business which he eventually sold to F.A. Ringlet, one of his employees. In 1871, he started as a publisher and bookseller in Nassau Street, specializing in cheap editions of standard works of which he was one of the pioneers. This line he built up to important dimensions, and when the Lovells, John D. and Frank, formed the Unite States Book Company, he leased his plates as did almost every other publisher of competitive editions to the new corporation on a royalty basis. When this organization failed, Mr. Hurst's plates reverted to their owner, and once again he became an active publisher. He also founded the Argyle Press for the printing and binding of edition work, and this concern did the manufacturing of the famous pirated reprint of the "Encyclopedia Britannica" made by Henry G. Allen and associates. The Argyle Press was finally sold to H. Wolff In 1893. With him his two sons, George D. and Richard, were associated for many years. [from The Lucille Project]

  1. title page [] The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years all alone on an uninhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River Oroonoque; Having Been Cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein All The Men Perished But Himself, with an account how he was at last strangely delivered by Pirates. London, Printed for T. Hurst, 1804 [e149.20bin]

Hurst & Co., Publishers

  1.   []. Robinson Crusoe. New York, Hurst & Company, Publishers, nd.

  2. []. Robinson Crusoe New York, Hurst & Company, Publishers, nd. [inscribed 1881]

  3. []. The Life And Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe New York, Hurst & Company, Publishers, nd.

  4. []. The Life And Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe.  New York, Hurst & Company, Publishers, nd.  [inscribed 1891]
  5. []. The Life And Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe New York, Hurst & Company, Publishers, nd.  [inscribed 1895]  [78]

  6. Godolphin, Mary. Robinson Crusoe in words of one syllable. New York, Hurst & Company, Publishers, nd. [inscribed 1895]

  7.   title[]. The Life And Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe. With a Biographical Account of Defoe. New York, Hurst & Company, Publishers, nd. [inscribed 1890]

  8. []. The Life And Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe. With a Biographical Account of Defoe. New York, Hurst & Company, Publishers, nd. [inscribed 1891]
  9.     []. The Life And Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe. With a Biographical Account of Defoe. New York, Hurst & Company, Publishers, nd. [inscribed 1907]  [5][w10.75-2011-10.96]

  10.   []. The Life And Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe. With a Biographical Account of Defoe. New York, Hurst & Company, Publishers, nd.  [inscribed 1890]

  11. []. The Life And Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe. With a Biographical Account of Defoe. New York, Hurst & Company, Publishers, nd.  [inscribed 1890]
  12. title[]. The Life And Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe. With a Biographical Account of Defoe. New York, Hurst & Company, Publishers, nd.[incribed 1888]
  13. cover title[]. The Life And Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe. With a Biographical Account of Defoe. New York, Hurst & Company, Publishers, nd.

  14.  []. The Life And Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe. With a Biographical Account of Defoe. New York, Hurst & Company, Publishers, nd. [inscribed 1889]

  15. []. The Life And Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe New York, Hurst & Company, Publishers, nd

  16.  cover title page[]. The Life And Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe New York, Hurst & Company, Publishers, nd [e250.00bin]

  17. []. The Life And Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe New York, Hurst & Company, Publishers, nd. [inscribed 1900]

  18. []. The Life And Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe. With a Biographical Account of Defoe. New York, Hurst & Company, Publishers, nd.

  19. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. New York, Hurst & Company, nd.

  20. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Including a Memoir of the Author and an Essay on His Writing. New York, Hurst & Company, nd.  [inscribed 1898]

  21. []. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. New York, Hurst & Company, nd.

  22.    []. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. New York, Hurst & Company, nd.

  23.   []. The Strange and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.  New York, Hurst & Company, nd. [inscribed 1903]

  24. []. The Strange and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.  New York, Hurst & Company, nd. [inscribed 1908]
  25.   []. Robinson Crusoe. New York, Hurst & Company, nd.
  26. []. Robinson Crusoe. New York, Hurst & Company, nd.
  27.   []. The Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Maruner.With Life of the Author. New York, Hurst and Company Publishers, nd.

  28.   []. The Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Maruner.With Life of the Author. New York, Hurst and Company Publishers, nd.

  29. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. With a Biographical Account of Defoe. New York, Hurst and Company, nd.

  30. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. With a Biographical Account of Defoe. New York, Hurst and Company, nd.
  31.   []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. With a Biographical Account of Defoe. New York, Hurst and Company, nd.

  32. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. With a Biographical Account of Defoe. New York, Hurst and Company, nd.

  33.   []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. With a Biographical Account of Defoe. New York, Hurst and Company, nd.

  34. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. With a Biographical Account of Defoe. New York, Hurst and Company, nd.

  35. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. With a Biographical Account of Defoe. New York, Hurst and Company, nd.

  36. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. With a Biographical Account of Defoe. New York, Hurst and Company, nd.

  37. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. With a Biographical Account of Defoe. New York, Hurst and Company, nd

  38. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. With a Biographical Account of Defoe. New York, Hurst and Company, nd

  39. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. With a Biographical Account of Defoe. New York, Hurst and Company, nd.

  40. []. The Strange and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.  New York, Hurst and Company, nd. [inscribed 1903]

  41.    []. Robinson Crusoe. His Life and Adventures. New York, Hurst & Company, nd.

  42. Gododlphin, Mary. Robinson Crusoe In Words Of One Syllable. New York, Hurst & Company, nd.

  43. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. With a Biographical Sketch of the Author.  New York, Hurst and Company, nd.

  44. []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. With a Biographical Sketch of the Author.  New York, Hurst and Company, nd.

  45. cover[]. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. With a Biographical Sketch of the Author.  New York, Hurst and Company, nd.[iscribed 1907]
  46.  []. Robinson Crusoe..  New York, Hurst and Company, nd.

  47. []. Robinson Crusoe.  New York, Hurst and Company, nd.
  48.   []. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.  New York, Hurst and Company, 1908

  49. cover  title page[]. Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.  New York, Hurst and Company, nd.

  50. []. Robinson Crusoe.  New York, Hurst and Company, nd.

  51. []. Robinson Crusoe.  New York, Hurst and Company, nd.

  52. []. Robinson Crusoe.  New York, Hurst and Company, nd.

  53. []. Robinson Crusoe.  New York, Hurst and Company, nd.  [inscribed 1903]

  54. []. Robinson Crusoe.  New York, Hurst and Company, nd.

  55.  

  56.  []. Robinson Crusoe.  New York, Hurst and Company, nd.  [Companion Books]  [4]

  57. []. Robinson Crusoe.  New York, Hurst and Company, nd.

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