August 14, 1878|
|Died||February 22, 1950
New York City
Mitchell Kennerley (August 14, 1878 - February 22, 1950) was an American publisher, editor, and gallery owner.
He was the manager of the New York branch of John Lane, the London publisher, from 1896 to 1900, business manager of the Smart Set in 1900-01, founded in 1901 and was editor and proprietor until 1905 of the Reader magazine.
He married Helen Rockwell Morley. In 1906, he started in the book publishing business. He used typesetter Frederic W. Goudy for his books. In 1910, he undertook the publication of The Forum and of The Papyrus (the later for author Michael Monahan). In 1913, he was arrested, for sending an "obscene" book through the mail.
He was president of Anderson Galleries, from 1916 to 1929. In 1937-1938 he co-founded Parke-Bernet Galleries.
He died in New York City.
- Shatzkin, Leonard, "Zero Royalty", book review of The Fortunes of Mitchell Kennerley, Bookman, by Matthew J. Bruccoli; The New York Times, December 7, 1986
- Gross, John, book review of The Fortunes of Mitchell Kennerley, Bookman, by Matthew J. Bruccoli; The New York Times, October 21, 1986
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