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Status Defunct
Founded 1948
Successor Appleton & Lange (medical)
Prentice Hall (textbooks)
Hawthorn Books (trade)
Country of origin United States

Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc. was a division of the Meredith Publishing Company. It is a result of the merger of Appleton-Century Company with F.S. Crofts Co. in 1948. Prior to that The Century Company had merged with D. Appleton & Company in 1933.

The Century Company and its subsequent incarnations published the New Century Dictionary.

Eventually Meredith sold the majority of the company and the Appleton name to Prentice-Hall in 1973.[1] Part of the company became part of Hawthorn Books and New Win Publishing.



  • Century vagabond books of travel

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  1. ^ Gelder, Lawrence Van (1973-11-11). "Main Operations of Appleton Sold". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  2. ^ "McGraw-Hill to buy Appleton & Lange". Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  • New Century Dictionary. (1963). ii. New York:Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc.

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