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ROBINSON CRUSOE -  An English Graphical Bibliography 

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Thomas Nelson & Sons (1879-1908)
British history

Thomas Nelson founded the company that bears his name in Edinburgh in 1798, originally as a second-hand religious bookshop but soon diversifying into publishing reprints of Puritan writers. The firm went on to become a publisher of new books, and as the nineteenth century progressed it produced an increasingly wide range of non-religious materials; by 1881 religion accounted for less than 6% of the firm's output. Their Hope Park Works in Edinburgh burned down in 1878 and the city helped them greatly in the rebuilding project. They funded the stone pillars on the Meadows for the Edinburgh International Exhibition in 1886 in appreciation (designed by Sir James Gowans). By the early twentieth century, Thomas Nelson had become a secular concern in the United Kingdom. Until 1968, according to the curators of a Senate House Library exhibition, it "specialised in producing popular literature, children's books, Bibles, religious works and educational texts." It was the first publisher for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Thomson owned the company from 1960 until 2000. That year it was acquired by Wolters Kluwer, who merged Nelson with its existing publishing arm, Stanley Thornes, to form Nelson Thornes.
Original American history
The American branch of Thomas Nelson was set up in 1854 in New York, and by the 1870s it was one of the city's most important firms.[citation needed] It held the copyright for the American Standard Version of the Bible from 1901 until 1928, when it transferred the copyright to the International Council of Religious Education. In the 1930s, the company made a deal with this Council (which later became part of the National Council of Churches) to publish the Revised Standard Version. Following an ownership change in 1960, which the firm was sold to The Thomson Organization, changes happened, and in 1962 the company's failure to meet demand for this Bible translation led to the National Council of Churches granting other publishers licenses for the work, leading to a dramatic fall in revenue.
Current United States company
In 1950, 19-year old Sam Moore came to Columbia, South Carolina, with an intent to pursue medical training. To pay his way through college at the University of South Carolina, and later Columbia Bible College, Moore began to sell Bibles door-to-door. The Lebanese immigrant had a strong sense of American patriotism and free enterprise and used it to establish the National Book Company in 1958, and in 1961, established Royal Publishers, and sold stock in the firm a year later, with notable shareholders including Morrow Coffey Graham, mother of noted evangelist Billy Graham.
Royal Publishers' success for five years, more than doubling sales every year, and resulted in the Thomson Organization asking if he would take control of Nelson's North American operations. Instead, Moore surprised the firm by offering to purchase the company, and Moore took over on March 7, 1969, preferring to keep the company's name and logo. In Canada, the brand continues as Thomson Nelson, an educational imprint. In the 1960s, Thomas Nelson moved its headquarters from New York to Camden, New Jersey. It moved again to Nashville, Tennessee in the 1970s. From 1979 to 1982, Nelson developed the New King James Bible (also known as the Revised Authorized Version) and under Moore began diversifying the company with a gift division. In 1992, Thomas Nelson Inc. began its modern advancement. Nelson purchased the Word music and books brand from Capital Cities/ABC. In 1997, the company split the two, spinning off the record label and printed music division, one of the largest church music companies, to Gaylord Entertainment. That led to a lawsuit by Gaylord in 2001 over the Word name, and was settled when Nelson renamed their book division the W Publishing Group. That year also led to a corporate expansion by the purchase of the Cool Springs and Rutledge Hill Press labels.
In 2003, World Bible Publishers was acquired by Nelson, and also the fiction label WestBow Press made its debut (all books were later consolidated under the Nelson brand and WestBow Press was resurrected in 2009 to offer self-publishing services to aspiring authors). Also, an imprint for internet news source WorldNetDaily made its debut that year. The agreement dissolved, however, after 2004, and the former WND brand is now under the Nelson Current brand, including its authors.
Thomas Nelson, now based in Nashville, publishes leading Christian authors, including Billy Graham, Max Lucado, John Eldredge, John Maxwell, Charles Stanley, Michael A. O'Donnell, Ted Dekker, John Townsend, and Dave Stone. Thomas Nelson Inc. in 2000 began marketing the Women of Faith conference, a concept devised by author Stephen Arterburn in 1995, after attending a church conference in Atlanta. Today, the Women of Faith conference is one of the best-known women's events around North America, attracting over 400,000 women annually. In 2005, Thomas Nelson launched the Revolve teen conferences, built on the Women of Faith model. Michael S. Hyatt, a twenty-five year veteran of the publishing industry, became President and CEO of the company on August 18, 2005, succeeding Sam Moore who served as the company's CEO for nearly 47 years. In February 2006 it was announced that private equity firm InterMedia Partners, in conjunction with some other investors, had agreed to buy Thomas Nelson for $473 million. The transaction closed on June 12, 2006. The company now operates as a private company. In 2010, a group led by Kohlberg & Company bought a majority share of the company.
Canadian history
When Thomson sold Thomas Nelson UK, it kept the Canadian operations of the publisher as part of the company's education division. Thomson Education was spun off as Cengage Learning in the United States and Canada in 2007. The Nelson name lives on through the Canadian company Nelson Education Ltd., an educational publisher. [from Wikipedia]

  1. []. The Life and  Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1853

  2. []. The Life and  Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1853

  3. []. The Life and  Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1853

  4. image imageimage[]. The Life and  Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1853
  5.   []. The Life and  Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1858

  6. []. The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1860

  7. []. The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1862

  8. []. The Life and  Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1863

  9. []. The Life and  Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1864

  10. []. 'Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. London and Edinburgh, T. Nelson and Sons, 1870

  11. []. 'Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. London and Edinburgh, T. Nelson and Sons, 1879

  12. []. Robinson Crusoe. London and Edinburgh, T. Nelson and Sons, nd

  13. []. Robinson Crusoe. London, T. Nelson and Sons, nd

  14. London: T. Nelson and sons, 1852. [Royal Juvenile Library Series.]

  15.   []. The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner, as Related by Himself. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, nd

  16. cover  []. The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner. Written by Himself. London, T. Nelson and Sons, nd. 

  17. covercover[]. 'Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. London and Edinburgh, T. Nelson and Sons, 1871

  18. []. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner. Written by Himself. London, T. Nelson and Sons, 1882

  19. []. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner. Written by Himself. London, T. Nelson and Sons, 1890

  20.   title[]. The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner. Written by Himself. London, T. Nelson and Sons, nd   [inscribed 1890] [e149.94bin]

  21. cover title page[]. The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner. Written by Himself. London, T. Nelson and Sons, nd  
  22. []. The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner. Written by Himself. London, T. Nelson and Sons, nd   [inscribed 1890]
  23. []. The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner. Written by Himself. London, T. Nelson and Sons, 1872

  24. []. The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner. Written by Himself. London, T. Nelson and Sons, 1874

  25. []. The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner. Written by Himself. London, T. Nelson and Sons, 1873

  26. []. The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner. Written by Himself. London, T. Nelson and Sons, 1875

  27. []. The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner. Written by Himself. London, T. Nelson and Sons, 1876  [26]

  28. []. The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner. Written by Himself. London, T. Nelson and Sons, 1899

  29. Robinson Crusoe &c. Colored Picture Book for the Nursery. London and Edinburgh, Thomas Nelson & Sons, [inscribed 1892]

  30. []. The  Adventures of Robinson Crusoe . London, T. Nelson and Sons, nd

  31. []. The  Adventures of Robinson Crusoe . London, T. Nelson and Sons, nd  [red spine]

  32. front coverback coverThe Story of Robinson Crusoe. London, T. Nelson and Sons, nd - illustrator dated 1904 [illustrator - Charles D.Ward]

  33. []. Robinson Crusoe. London, T. Nelson and Sons, nd

  34. []. Robinson Crusoe. London, T. Nelson and Sons, nd  [inscribed 1915]

  35. []. Robinson Crusoe. London, T. Nelson and Sons, nd    [inscribed 1918]

  36.   []. Robinson Crusoe. London, T. Nelson and Sons, nd

  37. []. Robinson Crusoe. London, T. Nelson and Sons, nd

  38. []. Robinson Crusoe. London, T. Nelson and Sons, nd   [inscribed 1919]

  39.   []. Robinson Crusoe. London, T. Nelson and Sons, nd  

  40. []. Robinson Crusoe. London, T. Nelson and Sons, nd  

  41. []. Robinson Crusoe. Told to the Children. London, T. Nelson and Sons, nd   [1940s]

  42. []. Robinson Crusoe. London, T. Nelson and Sons, nd
  43. []. Robinson Crusoe and the Swiss Family Robinson. Retold in Easy Words for Little Australians. London, T. Nelson and Sons, nd

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