Augustus M. Kelley

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Augustus M. Kelley was a New York based publishing imprint with a very considerable history. The concern has worked primarily in the realm of Non Fiction. It is also notable as for some years in the 1960s and 1970s, it was the USA based imprint for British published works by David & Charles.

History[edit]

This search may be thought to suggest that the publisher was already well established by 1893.[2] This source cites a publishing life from 1710-2009.[3] In that period 238 printed books and 27 ebooks had been identified. The graph of activity shows that by far and away the most intense period of activity took place between 1965 and 1970. A maximum of 44 publications was achieved in 1969.[4] Many of their works throughout the lifespan can be considered as economic history and theory.

A location of the publisher in 1968 is known. This is sourced from the monthly adverts that David & Charles took out on the back page of the Railway Magazine. The first in this sequence to mention Augustus M. Kelley was the September 1968 issue. The text said "In America almost all D&C railway, canal and industrial archaeology titles are published by Augustus M. Kelley Publishers, 24 East 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010".[5] This source cites a publishing life from 1710-2009.In that period 238 printed books and 27 ebooks had been identified. The graph of activity shows that by far and away the most intense period of activity took place between 1965 and 1970. A maximum of 44 publications was achieved in 1969. Many of their works throughout the lifespan can be considered as economic history and theory.

A location of the publisher in 1968 is known. This is sourced from the monthly adverts that David & Charles took out on the back page of the Railway Magazine. The first in this sequence to mention Augustus M. Kelley was the September 1968 issue. The text said "In America almost all D&C railway, canal and industrial archaeology titles are published by Augustus M. Kelley Publishers, 24 East 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010".[1]

Examples of Publications[edit]

Brindley at Wet Earth Colliery by A G Banks and R B Schofield

The Life of Mr Thomas Betterton by Charles Gilden

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Railway Magazine, London, September 1968 back cover advert.